October 3rd, 2007 | Published in Google Desktop API
For a gadget to have a good user experience, the interface should be fairly intuitive. One Google Desktop feature that comes in handy for creating the most intuitive and convenient gadgets is the customizable menu. When a menu is customized to display a gadget's unique options, users can set options with just a couple of mouse clicks. Furthermore, options placed in the menu are easier to find because the menu is a standard feature in all Google Desktop gadgets.
Google Desktop provides a feature-rich system for customizing each gadget's menu, but it may be a little tricky to understand all these features when trying to create the best menu. My recent knowledge base article, Adding Menu Items to your Desktop Gadgets, should help get you started.