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Re: Perl/Tk Ribbon Menu

by Tux (Abbot)
on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:47 UTC ( #1076287=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl/Tk Ribbon Menu

I'm sure there can be found users that would be very happy with Ribbon-functionality in perl/Tk. Note however that a Ribbon, as you refer to, only works for people that use the application every day and all day. That would probably limit the number of users to those on Windows using the Microsoft product.

I know people that have Excel, Word, and Outlook (or whatever the name is nowadays) open all day everyday and they praise the Ribbon. I however seldom use Windows, and when I am forced to do so, I loudly curse the Ribbon: it hides *everything* I look for, makes easy things hard to find and things I never use available in a single click. I know that the Ribbon adjusts to the user: it adds what is used most and hides what is never used. That only makes the gap between usability and DWIMMERy wider. Try to do what you do daily in an installation on someone else's computer.

Things might have changed since I last used it, but one of the first things I look for in a Ribbon is to disable it and get me back the old-style menus: I have never found it and gave up. Not worth my agony.

Having read this rant, do you still think having a Ribbon in perl/Tk is a good thing to have?

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

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Re^2: Perl/Tk Ribbon Menu
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 27, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
    Having read this rant, do you still think having a Ribbon in perl/Tk is a good thing to have?

    Now that I think about it, the ribbon just seems to be a cascading menu, with graphic icons instead of text, which manifests horizontally.

    That would not be that hard to do. Maybe link in to the "balloon" widget's functionality, and insert graphics, on a right click. I could see how that could be a useful tool, but I would want about $849 for it. ;-)

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