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.

#9 Re: Go Netscape......

by thegoldenear

Friday August 23rd, 2002 10:19 AM

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wasn't that a feature of Mosaic which was being used to write the application? such window behaviour is probably best left to the operating system to implement rather than each application. I remember Windows having a button/registry value to turn this feature on and off somewhere but I can't remember where; I seemed to think it was TweakUI's Mouse -> Menu speed but I'm not so sure now