[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Introduce HideDisabledMenuItems style setting

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Thu Apr 28 02:29:55 PDT 2011

On Wednesday 27 of April 2011, Christian Dywan wrote:
> Am 27.04.2011 13:01:36 schrieb Christoph Noack:
> > Just a small question ... do I get it right that the disabled menu items
> > get hidden instead of being "grayed out"? Real interest: could you
> > please explain what the rationale for the change is? As far as I know,
> > there is currently no platform guideline that requires that (or even
> > allows that) - but I might be wrong.
> Yes, disabled becomes hidden effectively. That is *current* behaviour on
> all systems as far as I can tell, so I'm not introducing anything new, to
> make that clear. I explicitly want to change this for GTK+ because it is
> wrong behaviour.
> As far as I know, OS X and KDE are the only platforms doing this (I'll
> ignore Maemo). I don't know the exact guideline, I didn't find clear
> documentation about it but for example the web page context menu on OS X
> does it and editor popups I saw in KDE. That said, Lubos or anyone else,
> please correct me if my observation is wrong, I'll adapt the patch
> accordingly.

 I'm not aware of KDE hidding any disabled menu items anywhere, AFAIK they 
always get just greyed out. I don't have any access to OS X, so I don't know 
there, but a google query turned up [*], which also seems to just do that 
instead of hiding.

[*] http://macintopics.com/media/2010/06/context-menu-text-substitutions.jpg

 Lubos Lunak
 l.lunak at suse.cz

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