RadialContext Pie Menu Beta Available at Optimoz

Thursday August 22nd, 2002

Slashdot has an article about the first implementation of pie menus in Mozilla. Pie menus are circular menus that allow users to select a particular option by dragging in the direction of that item. Although this might sound strange at first, pie menus embrace many of the principles derived from Fitts' Law.

A pie menus add-on for Mozilla is being developed by Optimoz, the same people that brought you mouse gestures (in fact, mouse gestures stem from from pie menus). Recently, the Optimoz team have been working on RadialContext, a pie menu replacement for the standard content area context menus. A beta version of the add-on is now available. Take a look at the cheat sheet and check it out.

#8 Re: Go Netscape......

by mwood

Friday August 23rd, 2002 10:05 AM

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I would have settled for an old idea. A long time ago, Netscape's hierarchial menus used to "stick" when you clicked on the button that opens a submenu, and that submenu would stay open until something else was activated. This got lost somewhere along the way and the resulting behavior has slowed me down quite a lot.