>one place that I can't pin a menu, and I *really* want to, is in GeoDraw!
>The system beleives that I will only want to import one graphic!
>That is usually not true, I really want to import several, either multi
>select or one right after another.
>There are other places as well, and for some of them, I can see that it
>would not make sense to be able to pin, system messages is one glaring
>but why make the assumption that a user will *never* want to pin a system
>If a user looks long enuff, he'd see an inconsistency that is baffling.
>Why can't I pin this? The programmers might never think of a reason to pin
>the darn thing, but you can bet a *user* will.
The File menu in GeoDraw is pinnable.
The command "Import Graphics" does not
open a menu, it opens a dialog box.
I assume what you want is for the Import Graphic
dialog box to not close after an import.
That's a reasonable request, but it has nothing to
do with pinning menus.
The reason it closes is because in usability testing,
users were confused when it did not close. If the
imported graphic was smaller than the dialog box,
you could not seel that an import had taken place,
for example. If you imported several graphics one
after the other, they would be "stacked" in the center
of the document window. By closing the dialog box,
the software gives the user an unspoken direction
or suggestion to do something with the imported
graphic before importing another.
After a successful import, what would you have the
file selector display? Should the previously imported
file remain selected so you can import it again?
Should the Import button become unavailable until
you select a different file? These and other questions
are also reasons why the dialog box closes after
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