Expanded options menu
It works like this:
When a user presses the menu-button, the Options menu slides in from the bottom The Options menu contains commands that are global to the current activity, or can start an other activity.
The Options menu consists of 1 to 6 buttons containing an icon and title. The icon is used to identify the option, the title as support. The options should be sorted by relevancy from left to right & top to bottom, providing the most relevant option first. The icons in the menu can be arranged on a 2 by 3 grid or a 3 by 2 grid.
When you have more than 6 options to distribute from the Options menu, make the 6th button, i.e. in the down right corner, a more-button.
Pressing the more-button opens the Expanded menu, which slides in from the bottom and replaces the Icon menu. The Expanded menu displays a list of menu items in text only.
The Expanded menu is closed directly by pressing the menu-button or touching the screen outside the menu. The user can return to the Icon menu by pressing the back-button.
Your Options menu has more than 6 options that can be assigned to the current activity.
- Keeps less frequently used options from cluttering the screen.
- Requires an extra step to access options that are in the Expanded menu.
- The user has to guess which options are in the Expanded menu.
- Doesn\'t have icons (Alexey)
One Response to Expanded options menu
This is the old design; nice to see it sometimes. The new design uses the menu on the action bar, and the overflow button as the Menu-button for devices which has a physical Menu-button. Devices without the Menu-button has an overflow (or “more”)-button to the right of all actions.