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

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==Bill 23 Jan 2010==
 
==Bill 23 Jan 2010==
 
'''Bill:''' I was focused mainly on re-organizing the Export section<BR>
 
'''Bill:''' I was focused mainly on re-organizing the Export section<BR>
'''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?<br><br>
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'''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?<br>
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'''Bill:''' I guess you could make a case that a "compressed project" is an export, but really it is a native Audacity format, so not ''technically'' an export. But I have no strong feelings either way. I have no idea how many people would use Save-compressed anyway.<br>What would we want to call the first item in the Export fly-out? I called it "Mix" because that is what is exported and kind of emphasized the fact that Audacity automatically mixes on export. But an Export>Selection could also create a mix.<br><br>
 
'''File'''
 
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''' Edgar:''' how about:<BR>
 
''' Edgar:''' how about:<BR>
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'''Bill:''' I don't like hiding the "Save" items under the "Project" fly-out.
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'''File'''
 
'''File'''

Revision as of 21:32, 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?
Bill: I guess you could make a case that a "compressed project" is an export, but really it is a native Audacity format, so not technically an export. But I have no strong feelings either way. I have no idea how many people would use Save-compressed anyway.
What would we want to call the first item in the Export fly-out? I called it "Mix" because that is what is exported and kind of emphasized the fact that Audacity automatically mixes on export. But an Export>Selection could also create a mix.

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:
Bill: I don't like hiding the "Save" items under the "Project" fly-out.

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...
 - - - -
 Page Setup...
 Print...
 - - - -
 Quit



Note that I include Check Dependencies... under "Project >" because I think (I might be wrong) that dependencies relate only to projects. I also added the last three items for completion.