bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #54578, Disable help items in context menu

 
 

bug #54578: Disable help items in context menu

Submitted by:  Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Submitted on:  Sun 26 Aug 2018 10:43:19 PM UTC  
 
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  4.4.1 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Thu 20 Sep 2018 01:38:15 AM UTC, comment #2:

This seems like the kind of request where there is not one right answer. Configurable context menus and toolbars may be one way to make everyone happy. Do you want to turn this bug report into a request for a configurable context menu?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 27 Aug 2018 06:44:27 PM UTC, comment #1:

Most of the entries in the context menu were added in changeset
http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/1f1e1e72e958
Of course, on can discuss if all of these are really required/useful but the context menu of, e.g. "geany" (which I am using) is comparable (or even more crowded).

"Help on ...", "Documentation on ..." and "Edit ..." were already existing before the changeset mentioned above. Personally I think, those three entries are directly related to the right mouse click and should not be removed.

Maybe, it is time to make the menus and the tool bar configurable ...

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Sun 26 Aug 2018 10:43:19 PM UTC, original submission:

Would it be possible to make optional the "Help on...", "Documentation on...', "Edit ..." options that appear on the context menu.

I find the Editor context menu is a little too busy.

Just need the essentials: copy/paste, Run Selection, Indent/format selection, comment/uncomment selection.

The rest of the items are available elsewhere on the GUI or don't need the fine precision of mouse selection.

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-09-20 mtmiller CategoryNone => GUI
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        Item GroupNone => Feature Request
        StatusNone => Need Info

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