[ros-dev] Role of UI coordinator and committing

Dominik Ottenbreit dominik at newmatic.de
Fri Oct 28 10:10:49 CEST 2005


Yes I think there should be complete sentences like "Turn Off Computer"
Dominik

>Ah ok. So it being missing on Shut Down is an UI bug ;-)
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>It should still be a complete sentence IMHO (I.e. Turn Off Computer... vs. Turn Off...).
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>>-----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
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>>>From: Casper Hornstrup
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>>>>From: Derek Hinchliffe
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>>>>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.
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>>>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.
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>>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:
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>>"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."
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>>GvG
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