• Subject: Re: Graphical features on green screen
  • From: HwaRangRon@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 10:57:11 EDT

In a message dated 10/29/99 10:03:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
boothm@earth.goddard.edu writes:

<<  tried the menu bar a couple of years ago.  I had trouble making it work, 
 and then soon after that was at a site with DBU.  My memory is that DBU 
 used the menu technique and the menu bar was not at all intuitive.  I'm 
 not ready to explore that solution right yet.  I think it could be very 
 useful if it was built into a system's architecture and was system-wide, 
 but that is beyond the scope of the current concept.  >>

I've used the menu bar in an appointment scheduling application and it worked 
out fine. Like all of the other green screen graphical abilities, how it 
looks depends on the device controller. But it works pretty good. You'd see a 
menu bar at the top of the screen (or window) probably pretty much like the 
one you see on your screen now. You could put an entry for FIle, Edit, 
whatever. Click on it and a clickable drop down menu would appear for 
selections.

It was cool, but the product was a hard sell against PC packages. Since we've 
put a real GUI interface over it, it's now selling very well. 

If you're going to try to put together a green screen version of gui, I think 
you really need to think about this function.

JMHO
Ron 

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