[Bf-funboard] Suggestion about checkboxes in menus

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 23:31:43 CET 2014

Hi Hadrien,
This can be supported but I don't think its a really good idea.

We have some operators which show with a checkbox icon so from the
users perspective theres no difference between these and toggles
accessed via our data API.

Also I think its important menus have predictable outcome, so the user
can know what to expect without having to wave their mouse to get a
menu to vanish sometimes but not others.

I'm not totally against having some way to do this though (Hold Alt
for example), but this also seems like a weak solution.

Not that we should blindly follow others - but I checked some other
applications and they all close their menus when toggling options too
(firefox, qt-applications, gnome-applications).

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM, Hadrien Brissaud <hadriscus at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> first of all congrats for the 2.70 release. It's awesome. Just one thing I
> find annoying when I want to check/uncheck multiple checkboxes in menus, it
> automatically closes the menu on mouse click. It would be nice that it
> didn't. Is it possible to detect whether the mouse cursor hovers a checkbox
> or another kind of item ?
> Cheers,
> Hadrien
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- Campbell

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