General - group items of Insert ⯈ menu

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General - group items of Insert ⯈ menu

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XnViewMP 1.4.5 64bit
Windows11 (22H2), display resolution 3840x2160, win scaling 150%


General
'Insert' ⯈ menu (eg in Settings>View>Info tab) has a lot of ungrouped items

Suggestion A
menu_grouping.png
(blue - modified items)
  • group 'Insert' ⯈ menu
    there is nothing bad 3 level menus when used for grouping
    - menu will look cleaner
    - it allows to navigate easier as menu will not be polluted with different UOMs

    next step - group EXIF - Image menu

Suggestion B
insert_icon.png
there are too many ways to label 'Insert' button
  • unify progressive disclosure buttons
    to Unicode symbol:
    (need to check which one looks better)
    ▸ (U+25B8) Black Right-Pointing Small Triangle
    ⯈(U+2BC8) Black Medium Right-Pointing Triangle Centred
    › (U+203A) Single Right-Pointing Angle Quotation Mark
    » (U+00BB) Right-Pointing Double Angle Quotation Mark

    in:
    - Slideshow (settings tab)
    - Contact sheet (settings tab)
    - maybe somewhere else


Example
  • Everything
    everything_header_menu.png
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Re: General - group items of Insert ⯈ menu

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user0 wrote: Mon May 15, 2023 1:05 pm there is nothing bad 3 level menus when used for grouping
I've tried to not have 3 levels, for me 3 levels are not clear but perhaps i'm wrong :)
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Re: General - group items of Insert ⯈ menu

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i would not use 3 level for something like site navigation dropdowns or often-use-items,
but here its fine as it provides more benefit (cleaner menu) than harm


Last bumped by user0 on Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:55 pm.