Difference between revisions of "Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Layout Ideas"

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(Move compressed project into export too?)
(Condense via sub items)
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{{MenuItem|Apply Chain...}}
 
{{MenuItem|Apply Chain...}}
 
{{MenuItem|Edit Chains...}}
 
{{MenuItem|Edit Chains...}}
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<hr>
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''' Edgar:''' how about:<BR>
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'''File'''
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{{MenuItem|New}}
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{{MenuItem|Open...}}
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{{MenuItem|Recent Files &nbsp; &nbsp;>}}
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{{MenuItem|- - - -}}
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{{MenuItem|Close}}
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{{MenuItem|Project &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; >}}
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<blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|Save Project}}
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{{MenuItem|Save Project As...}}
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{{MenuItem|Save Compressed Copy of Project...}}
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{{MenuItem|Check Dependencies...}}
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</blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|- - - -}}
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{{MenuItem|Open Metadata Editor...}}
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{{MenuItem|Import &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; >}}
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<blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|Audio...}}
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{{MenuItem|Labels...}}
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{{MenuItem|MIDI...}}
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{{MenuItem|Raw Data...}}
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</blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|Export &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; >}}
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<blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|Mix}}
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{{MenuItem|Selection}}
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{{MenuItem|Mutliple...}}
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{{MenuItem|Labels...}}
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{{MenuItem|MIDI...}}
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</blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|- - - -}}
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{{MenuItem|Chain &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; >}}
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<blockquote>
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{{MenuItem|Apply Chain...}}
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{{MenuItem|Edit Chains...}}
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</blockquote>
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<BR>
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note that I include Check Dependencies... under "Project >" because I think (I might be wrong) that dependencies relate only to projects.

Revision as of 17:27, 24 January 2010

Edgar 22 Jan 2010 split the Help menu into Tools and Help :
Tools

 Show Log...
 Run Benchmark...
 Audio Device Info...
 - - - - - - - -
 Screenshot Tools...


Help

 Manual (in web browser)
 - - - - - - - -
 About Audacity


Note that in the above "About" item there should be no ellipsis -- the use of an ellipsis signifies that the user will be asked to supply additional information before the action can be completed.
This also makes the Help menu very short. I think we could expand upon a little:

Help

 Manual (in web browser)
 Manual Topics >
 Quick Help
 Frequently Asked Questions
 Tutorials
 References
 - - - - - - - -
 About Audacity


Bill 23 Jan 2010

Bill: I was focused mainly on re-organizing the Export section
James: The save-compressed-copy-of-project has in my view got way too much prominence in the menu and the menu string is rather long too. I actually think it is an option in Export. Could it be Export->Compressed-Project instead?

File

 New
 Open...
 Recent Files    >
 -
 Close
 Save Project
 Save Project As...
 Save Compressed Copy of Project...
 Check Dependencies...
 -
 Open Metadata Editor...
 Import             >
 Audio...
 Labels...
 MIDI...
 Raw Data...
 Export             >
 Mix
 Selection
 Mutliple...
 Labels...
 MIDI...
 -
 Apply Chain...
 Edit Chains...



Edgar: how about:

File

 New
 Open...
 Recent Files    >
 - - - -
 Close
 Project             >
 Save Project
 Save Project As...
 Save Compressed Copy of Project...
 Check Dependencies...
 - - - -
 Open Metadata Editor...
 Import             >
 Audio...
 Labels...
 MIDI...
 Raw Data...
 Export             >
 Mix
 Selection
 Mutliple...
 Labels...
 MIDI...
 - - - -
 Chain             >
 Apply Chain...
 Edit Chains...


note that I include Check Dependencies... under "Project >" because I think (I might be wrong) that dependencies relate only to projects.