[haiku-commits] Re: r40959 - haiku/trunk/src/kits/shared

  • From: "Jonas Sundström" <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:53:03 +0100

Urias McCullough <umccullough@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Philippe Houdoin
> <philippe.houdoin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> I always thought the ellipsis just indicates that the menu item will open a
> >> window.
> >
> > Usually it indicates the some extra step(s) will be needed before
> > doing actually what the action text state.
> > It's also a good indication that the change this action could do will
> > not apply yet.
> >
> > In this case, there is no extra step before actually getting some
> > "about" information, so ellipsis is not needed.
> Maybe someone should clarify that in the existing "HIG" that was
> decided upon some time ago:
> http://api.haiku-os.org/HIG/ch06s02.html

That's not in SVN, is it?

Wikipedia says
In many user interface guidelines, a "..." after the name of a command implies 
that the user will need to provide further information, for example in a 
subsequent dialog box, before the action can be completed. A typical example is 
the Save As... command, which after being clicked will usually require the user 
to enter a file name, as opposed to Save where the file will usually be saved 
under the existing name of the file. Also, an ellipsis character after a status 
message signifies that an operation may take some time, as in "Downloading 



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