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Having a context menu is nice for a shortcut, but in this instance may be causing more frustration than help. Can you change the location of where the action is performed to something like 1) select the object and 2) find the action on an action bar. Something like this: This buys you some time because the user has to move their attention and cursor from ...


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Not showing anything before the check was done - violates the immediate feedback heuristic. Show the menu immediately but change it in anyway (enable or show some actions) once you know what's possible could disorient users - the interface changes but how the user suppose to know what's happening and when the shown options are really the ones? Although ...


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I believe you're on the right track. You've mentioned that you're avoiding the use of right-clicking because you're hesitant to override default browser behavior which aligns with a users' expectation. Expectation of your users' will have to be addressed by your team; however, I would argue that most users expect browser controls to come up with the right ...


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In Windows menus can have either commands (Print) or options (View => Large Icons). This is what Windows Design Guidelines for menus says about using bullets and checkmarks: Menu items that are options may use bullets and checkmarks. Commands may not. And on using icons: Consider providing menu item icons for: The most commonly used menu ...


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On standard Windows, icons and checkboxes share in the same column. Thant means you cannot have both a checkmark and an icon at the same time. The following image is from a Delphi 32bit EXE, wrapping the standard Windows API - images seem to take precedence to checkmarks: I have seen (rarely) programs with two such columns, showing checkmarks to the left ...



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