Horizontal movement detection in context menus
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Here's an idea that may improve usability when using the navigational context menus to drill down the filesystem hierarchy. Especially when using a touchpad and dealing with wide context menus (because of long filenames in a folder), I tend to lose my way on the horizontal mouse pointer journey towards a subfolder. I sometimes stray vertically and accidentally lose my destination just to pop up another subfolder above or below it.
Actually, the following enhancement would be interesting for any menu.
Is it possible to teach the system to recognize horizontal movement (a relatively much higher horizontal than vertical velocity) and restrict vertical movement in that case?
It would be like a slightly magnetic horizontal guide as they are known from some graphics editors. Maybe some code from Haiku's "magnetic screen edge" can be re-used?