Simplify the Context Menu by Grouping

Registered by Sven R. Kunze on 2015-09-22

The context menu looks very confusing having too many separator lines. A proper grouping mechanism would provide users with a cleaner look and app developers with a better way to hook into predefined groups to enhance the context menu.

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Drafter:
Sven R. Kunze
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Discussion
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Milestone target:
milestone icon juno-beta1

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Groups -- order as in the context menu:

1) what you can do to the content
2) what you can do with the path/location
3) miscellaneous
4) Properties

General notes:
- elementary-OS-defined menu items appear first in each group as they are the most important and most integrated ones in the order of which serves the user best
- additional items appear after eOS-defined items in alphabetical order
- should applications be able to register one new group for a file type (appears in between 2 and 3)? So, the maximum number of groups = 5?

Notes for each group:
1) open, open in, (de-)compress etc.

2) cut, copy, move, move to trash, etc.

3) bookmarking, managing, marking, highlighting, featurism

4) locked; only the Properties item

Initial idea here: https://answers.launchpad.net/pantheon-files/+question/270941

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