[Lazarus] Menu caption standards

José Mejuto joshyfun at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 11:29:40 CEST 2011

Hello Lazarus-List,

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 8:35:01 AM, you wrote:

GG> That's not the case in Mozilla Thunderbird. Only modal dialogs have the
GG> ellipsis in the menu item. Examples:
GG>  *  'Tools > Preferences' does not.
GG>  *  'File > New > Message' does not.
GG>  *  'File > Print' does because it is modal.
GG>  etc...
GG> At least this is the case under Linux.

The "..." is added when the menu entry is an action verb and this
action requires further configuration/data.


Open: If the option just only open the file selector no "...", but if
it opens a configuration window to select which open it should have

Print: If it prints directly no dots, but if configuration is opened
then "..."

Select All: If selects all text no "...", but if a dialog is opened to
define what to select the elipsis must be added.

Configure: The verb itself indicates a new dialog, so it will never
present an "..."

Ellipsis indicates that a verb need more configuration to finish its
action. 98% times the opened dialog is a modal dialog.

Best regards,

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