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Tanstaafl wrote
One mans 'bloat' is another mans gravy.

Please remember your classifying those context menu selections as
'bloat' is pure and mere opinion, nothing more.

I repeat...

This should NEVER have happened without first providing users a way to
customize these menus.

Hmm Charles, that seems rather like an opinion to me...  especially as
Niklas demonstrates you can customize them--after a fashion. Though doing it
with extensions very quickly gets messy.  

And as noted, providing customization of the context menu structures
requires substantial code refactoring that is not likely to happen anytime
soon--so saying changes should NEVER have happened is pure tripe.  Just
because you personally were not involved does not make the Design and UX
decision any less valid.

Design, development, QA is an ongoing volunteer effort, predominately merit
based. If you would like to have a voice in that aspect of the project then
you have to volunteer some effort.  And yes, I know you've been active on
the User ML for years and contribute often in that sense--but if you would
like more say, step-up.

On that note, have you taken the time to download and install (in parallel
is fine) current master?  As noted, there is a lot more change to menu,
toolbar and context menu behavior coming for the 5.1 release.  These are
changes that have been committed into master since the 5.0 branch on 20 May. 

Sorry, but the most effective time to comment is as changes are being
made--and that is on master branch. With weekly imput from Design and UX
advise collaborators and the QA and Dev community that follow along and use
these developmental builds. The time can not be when releases have been
finalized, spun and delivered--objections or "contributions" made then are
much less effective and of limited impact.

V Stuart Foote
QA, a11y advocacy, Desgn & UX advise, code contributor and hey a TDF member

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