Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#8119 closed bug (invalid)

Context menu shows up when right clicking Test area in mouse preflet

Reported by: Duggan Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Preferences/Mouse Version: R1/alpha3
Keywords: mouse preflet context menu Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

I really don't see the need in this behavior... can it be removed?

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by humdinger

Personally, I'd call this ticket "invalid". No offence, Duggan. :)
The context menu is the default for any BTextControl, why go to the effort of repressing that behaviour exactly here?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Disreali

Agreed. It is not worth while to hide/remove an extremely useful behaviour just for single preflet.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Indeed.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Duggan

That's a problem with the control then and there should likely be a flag to allow the menu to be disabled. I still think the ticket is valid but possibly should be moved to the interface kit. This *IS* an issue, I never claimed it was an *important* issue though. The fact of the matter is, the menu isn't needed and therefore shouldn't show up. Ignoring the issue doesn't make it go away.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by anevilyak

I don't see how it's an issue that it behaves exactly like every other text control in the system. If anything that's more information telling you that your right click is behaving as it should.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by Duggan

Me and mmlr came to the agreement that it would be beneficial for there to be a flag in the control to disable the default menu. The same thing can be achieved by overloading the control itself, but I think it would be beneficial to have that functionality in the control proper. There simply are times when that menu makes no sense. Plus, in that particular instance the menu itself covers other controls on the preflet which adds another mouse click to hide the menu and overall the presence of the menu in no way enhances the control or form and thus is detrimental to usability.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by Duggan

Note: mmlr and I don't agree on whether the menu should be there :P

comment:8 in reply to:  6 Changed 8 years ago by axeld

Replying to Duggan:

Plus, in that particular instance the menu itself covers other controls on the preflet which adds another mouse click to hide the menu and overall the presence of the menu in no way enhances the control or form and thus is detrimental to usability.

Huh? Why would you right click anyway, unless you wanted to see said context menu?

I would agree that a password text field should probably disable at least part of the menu (hint: the copy part), but I can hardly think of a reason on why to introduce such a flag.

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