Drop down menus for batteries

Okay, two posts in one day. A new record for me. :-)
Whilst playing with bug #347913 I've been thinking about killing the “Information” window (as this is also in-process with gnome-power-manager).

The planned solution is like NetworkManager, where you have all the possible battery devices on the drop down, where you click them for more information. I can then launch gnome-power-info (or whatever the executable will be called) with the HAL UDI, and the user can get all the detailed hardware information (like present capacity and stuff like that).
Now, two questions all you p.g.o readers: What is the standard for the right-click menu, and what belongs in left-click? The r-c-m has About and Help currently, but I've a feeling Preferences belongs there too. Second question. Is this sane? There's nothing in CVS yet.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. Right click should contain the menu and left clicking should bring up some sort of informational display. Perhaps a dialog with an overview of the currently used batteries / ups?

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