[Lazarus] Menu caption standards
joshyfun at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 11:29:40 CEST 2011
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> 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
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.
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