[Lazarus] Menu caption standards

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Apr 19 09:22:05 CEST 2011

Flávio Etrusco wrote:
> Hello,
> I noticed some changes to menus' captions and I disagree with them.
> AFAIK the "standard" for menu captions is to have '...' (ellipsis)  to
> indicate the menu doesn't have direct action, so it should be used for
> any menu that invokes a dialog, no matter it's modal or not.

In that case, something like a browser's New -> New Window should be 
followed by an ellipsis. Conventionally, it is not, which suggests that 
the criterion is whether the action is relevant to the current window in 
which case it would usually (but not necessarily) be modal.

As another example, a browser's Edit -> Find in This Page... brings up a 
non-modal dialogue associated with the current window.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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