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Subject:Re: Dropdown menu on a button From:"Brierley, Sean" <Brierley -at- QUODATA -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 21 Jun 1999 15:44:43 -0400
I must agree, what you describe is odd. Has your developer seen this in
another application? Which?
What reasons are there for this duplication? Got some icons hanging around
that have no other use--a kind of government program for wayward and
I would expect most buttons to call a single function. In other words, if
there is a commonly-used and important function in the Definitions menu, I
might expect that particular function to be represented by a button in the
I am not sure what the reason behind having two identical menu bars is
(which is what your developer has created with the toolbar). Sounds like a
waste of real-estate to me. However . . . there comes a point when you just
document, pick-up the paycheque, and do home at the end of the day with a
big *hit eating grin <g>.
Hakuna Matata. I recommend you bow to the superior design and reasoning
skills of your nemesis!
sean -at- quodata -dot- com
>>>From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]
>>>Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 3:38 PM
>>>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>>>Subject: Re: Dropdown menu on a button
>>>I can't even explain what this guy is trying to
>>>In the menu bar, I have an entry called Definitions
>>>and when clicked, produces a dropdown list of about 11
>>>items. (fair enough)
>>>In the toolbar, I have an icon
>>>called...yep..Definitions. When I click the icon, I
>>>get the SAME 11 ITEMS!!
>>>No difference, they do the same thing.
>>>Oh, I almost forgot. One of the items in the
>>>Definitions menu bar is called "Agent Network", which
>>>includes a sub-menu of seven items.
>>>However, there is also a separate icon called "Agent
>>>Network" with the same seven items...and they also do
>>>the same thing.