maemo.org Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Application Menu In Thumb To Take 2 Columns|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Platform] Desktop platform||Reporter:||Urho Konttori <urho.konttori>|
|Component:||Application Menu||Assignee:||Jenni Romppainen <jenni.romppainen>|
|Status:||RESOLVED FIXED||QA Contact:||task-navigator-bugs|
When I use a thumb to click on the left side application menu in home view or application view, what I get is a list of 6 icons. 4 top ones are the media player, rss feed reader, images and file manager. If I want to , say , open calculater, I have to scroll down the list (which is painfully slow) and then eventually encounter the utilities and from there the calculator. But, let's say I wanted some app from extras. Even longer scrolling and then list of extras apps. Again 6 apps. Say I wanted the 8th app. Again, scrolling. Solution: When I click on the application menu, take immediately more width for the menu and assemble the icons in two columns. Thus, user will see 12 icons immediately. No need to scroll, as the 1st level menu is less than 12. Ok, click on one of the folders if further need. Again, open in two column mode and show all apps at the same time. If user wants to navigate to first level, he/she only has to press the application menu item again. This would improve the thumb usability tremendously on N800.
fyi, according to Johan Bilien in maemo-developers: "The two-columns menu is already available in Sardine, if you wanna take a look. It's pretty much as you describe here." If it's today in Sardine we can expect this to be implemented in Chinook or later (can anybody confirm?)
(In reply to comment #1) > fyi, according to Johan Bilien in maemo-developers: "The two-columns menu is > already available in Sardine, if you wanna take a look. It's pretty much as you > describe here." > > If it's today in Sardine we can expect this to be implemented in Chinook or > later (can anybody confirm?) > Yes Chinook. I'll mark this bug as Resolved Fixed