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Tuesday, March 14th 2006, 1:49am

Menu-items finder

Hello everybody.

I don't know if someone else had this idea.
What about adding a text edit in every kdeapp (like beside the 'help' item)
which could find a menu item and make a list of found items and maybe a short
description of them ?

It could be very easy and fast, especially in every application with a lot of menu items.

For example a search like "folder*" in kmail would create a list of paths like:

File > Expire all folders
File > Empty all trash folders
Go > Next undread folder
Folder > New Folder
Folder > Delete folder

Of course they're links to the corresponding functions.

And maybe the search could be extended
to the description of every menu item.

Thank you.



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Tuesday, March 14th 2006, 11:24am

it would be nice to have inside the help window. The target of this future is newbies who seek for help to find some function, so I'd rather not bloat the UI by default.


Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 2:10pm

RE: Menu-items finder

Maybe this one was a good idea. =)

Apple implemented the menu pointers in OSX Leopard, released in October 2007.

Kde tutta la vita !



Thursday, December 11th 2008, 1:29pm

great idea

I could see it being quicker to select an opeation like this even when you know where to find it in the menu structure. The OSX pointers are nice but I think it would be possible to make something even nicer.