Bad Idea To Disable an 'Edit' Menu
jspencer78 at mac.com
Sat Aug 20 11:31:15 CDT 2005
On Aug 20, 2005, at 1:16 AM, MisterX wrote:
> Hi Ken
> This seems more like an OS behavior
> than a Rev problem doesn't it?
> It sure should be made aware for those
> developping on PCs hoping to deploy on osx...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
>> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Ken Ray
>> Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2005 08:04
>> To: Use Revolution List
>> Subject: Bad Idea To Disable an 'Edit' Menu
>> Just passing along an interesting tidbit of information that
>> I just ran
>> If your application has an 'Edit' menu AND it has a
>> 'Preferences' menu item AND you deploy to Mac OS X, then you
>> should never disable the entire Edit menu (you should leave
>> the menu itself enabled, but individually disable the items
>> you want to prevent users from executing).
>> The reason is that under OS X, the Preferences menu item
>> disappears from the bottom of the Edit menu and appears under
>> the Application menu. This item is
>> *always* appears enabled under the Application menu, but if
>> you've disabled the Edit menu, selecting Preferences from the
>> Application menu *won't work*.
>> Now, this may just be a bug (I'll log it as such), but until
>> it's fixed or documented, you should disable the individual
>> items in the menu and not the menu itself.
Ken, have you logged this yet so I can go vote for it. Personally I
think it is clearly a bug. MisterX is incorrect, this is not OS
behavior. The placement of the preferences item at the end of the
Edit menu and then moving it on OS X is pure Rev.
Whatever, thank you for pointing it out. I had not noticed it but I
have a couple of stacks where the problem exists and I am glad to fix
it before my users find it.
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