Get rid of Gtk.Menu based palettes - use a modal.
- Name: Sam
- Email: email@example.com
- Targeted release: 0.108
- Last updated: 7/July/2015
- Percentage of completion: 40%
Gtk.Menu palettes (namely, clipboard and journal) are hard to maintain and theme. They should be removed.
The only reason they are used now is because they support nesting of menus. However, a modal could be used instead.
Benefit to Sugar
This will make sugar easier to maintain and reduce the amount of visual bugs.
Adding a modal should be a quick process. It would probably only involve:
- Adding a modal primitive to sugar3.graphics.modal.SelectorModal` (DONE, patch:
- Migrating the 2 users of the Gtk.Menu to the modal and Gtk.Window based palettes
Screenshots are on this pull request description https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/pull/238
Resources (Other Platforms)
How To Test
- Install the patches
- Open log
- Drag text to clipboard
- Right click on the clipboard item
- Click open with
Users will no longer have the open with sub-menu. This means that they will have to move their mouse more. However, the search bar will make life eaiser for power users as they can jusotsearch and press <enter>.
Users will notice that palettes look more beautiful, as they are not Gtk.Menu based.
Bits of documentation in the code, however improving them is still on the TODO list.
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