Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#81 closed enhancement (fixed)

CUA compliancy

Reported by: joachim@… Owned by: diver
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3
Component: Lucide Core Version:
Keywords: CUA Cc:


Lucide should follow CUA guidelines for menu structure (and layout) as good as possible. Apparently there are some improvements possible (will report later).

An example app for eCS applications layout can be found at:

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by jojo

More details from reporter:

During translation of Lucide Beta 2 the following main menus were found:

File, Edit, Document, View, Window en Help.

It contains the expected submenus beneath them.

However, beta 3 has listed the menuitem "Document" first, and lacks "File". Under document you can find the submenu "File". This has been reported already in a direct message to the developer.

Since Lucide is a universal viewer, the lack of the "File" option is annoying, because not every file is a document, but could (theoratically) be opened, like a graphic image.

The first menu option should be "file" according to the CUA.

In beta 2 the mainmenu was correct, however, the submenus were not. Now, in beta 3, the mainmenu is incorrect and the submenus are 'better'.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by ktk

  • Milestone set to Beta 4

The Document/File? thing we changed after doing it CUA compilant with Bart. Please discuss that with him and tell us on what you agreed on :-)

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by ktk

  • Milestone changed from Beta 4 to 1.3
  • Version 1.0 Beta 3 deleted

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by diver

  • Owner changed from eros2 to diver

is there still a CUA issue? please report as soon as possible. if i recieve no report about whats still wrong within 10 days i close this defect.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by jojo

It looks like the menu structure is now correct, at least compared to the earlier versions. There is still some discrepancy between the example-app and Lucide, but this makes sense due to the nature of the options.

It might be worth moving the 'options' from the 'edit' menu to the menu bar and have the menuoptions listed under there instead of a seperate settings notebook, see ae.exe. But this is nitpicking really.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by diver

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

in my opinion it's not worth the effort. as i have some other apps which do it exactly the same. so closing the ticket

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by jojo

As I said, this is fine.

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