[Lazarus] Menu caption standards
flavio.etrusco at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 22:42:31 CEST 2011
On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 6:29 AM, José Mejuto <joshyfun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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,
Thanks a lot for all answers. Sorry for the noise, I stand corrected :-)
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