[ros-dev] Role of UI coordinator and committing

Casper Hornstrup ch at csh-consult.dk
Fri Oct 28 08:59:08 CEST 2005


Which OS does this? Windows has it for Run..., but not for Shut Down.
But Run can do many things. Run a program, open a document, open an URL.
It's kind of hard to make space for it all.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On Behalf Of Derek
> Hinchliffe
> Sent: 28. oktober 2005 08:32
> To: ReactOS Development List
> Subject: RE: [ros-dev] Role of UI coordinator and committing
> 
> 
> Casper Hornstrup wrote:
> <snip>
> > ... are usually used when there isn't enough space left to write what you
> > want to write. There is lots of space here to write "Log Off User" and
> > "Turn Off Computer".
> 
> Elipses (...) are also used in menu items when clicking on the item will
> result in some sort of dialog box before any real action is actually
> taken.
> 
> So if clicking the 'Turn Off Computer' were to result in a prompt giving
> (for example) the option of Turning Off or Cancelling, then it should be
> written 'Turn Off Computer...'.  But if clicking it immediately initiates
> the shutdown process then it should have no '...'.  The dots just gives
> the user a subtle hint that there will be more required to perform the
> action after clicking the item.
> 
> Cheers
> Derek
> 
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