[kepler-dev] [Bug 2011] - Add Cut/Copy/Paste to all right click popup menus

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Fri Mar 18 08:57:57 PST 2005


------- Additional Comments From ldowney at lternet.edu  2005-03-18 08:57 -------
While I agree that limiting items on right click menus is desirable, the 
general rule for keeping the number of items down is based on including 
primary commands related to the object (workflow or actor) and common, 
frequent commands.  It is not based on some specific number of items not to be 
exceeded.  I just did a quick look at some of the common right click menus in 
Windows XP and generally it looks like there are about 12-15 items, sometimes 
a few more.  But cut/copy/paste are always included because these are very 
very common commands and users also expect them because it has become defacto 
standard to include cut/copy/paste in most right click menus where appropriate 
to the object.  I'd also add delete in this case.

One way to deal with lots of items on a menu is to use the menu separator bar 
too to help organize and chunk related items.  We could add the 
cut/copy/paste/delete items to the bottom of the right click menu with a 
separator bar between the primary menu items and these convenience functions.  
Also, I hope to propose a configure dialog that will get rid of the separate 
configure commands on the right click menus which will reduce the current set 
of menu items.

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