Completed Proposal Menu Reorganisation/Layout Ideas
Edgar 22 Jan 2010 split the Help menu into Tools and Help :
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:
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.
Edgar: how about:
Bill: I don't like hiding the "Save" items under the "Project" fly-out.
-- Ed 24 January 2010 We do not allow "saving" anything except projects. How about changing the wording a little...
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.