[ros-dev] Role of UI coordinator and committing

Casper Hornstrup ch at csh-consult.dk
Fri Oct 28 10:00:01 CEST 2005


Ah ok. So it being missing on Shut Down is an UI bug ;-)

It should still be a complete sentence IMHO (I.e. Turn Off Computer... vs. Turn Off...).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.org] On Behalf Of Ge van Geldorp
> Sent: 28. oktober 2005 09:16
> To: 'ReactOS Development List'
> Subject: RE: [ros-dev] Role of UI coordinator and committing
> 
> > From: Casper Hornstrup
> >
> > > From: Derek Hinchliffe
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> > 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.
> 
> Check for example Microsoft Word. "Edit/Paste" doesn't have elipses 'cause
> the command is just carried out. "Edit/Past Special..." does have them, you
> will get a modal dialog box before the command is carried out. I think it's
> part of the CUA, on which the original UI guidelines for Windows were based.
> See e.g.
> http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISJ/is_n3_v31/ai_12547724/pg_6:
> 
> "Action option windows contain options that allow a user to further specify
> an action request. They appear when a user selects an action choice, such as
> "Print...", from a menu. Menu choices that cause action windows to be
> displayed are called action choices and are followed by ellipses. This
> provides a visual cue for users, indicating that no action will occur until
> further dialog is completed."
> 
> GvG
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