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Re: Ellipsising in AppMenu


Okay, so all our apps are buggy and should be fixed?

Also, what about "About"?

2013/3/24 Julien Spautz <spautz.julien@xxxxxxxxx>

> Actually, the HIG says we should use ellipses for preferences:
> · Is performed in a new window or dialog. For example, Preferences, Report
> a Problem, and Customize Toolbar all use ellipses because they open a new
> window…
> http://elementaryos.org/docs/human-interface-guidelines/text/using-ellipses
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Sergey Shnatsel Davidoff <
> sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I've notices Noise doesn't use ellipsising for AppMenu items at all:
> https://dl.dropbox.com/u/5279564/noise-appmenu.png
> "Import to Library" requires further input from the user but it doesn't
> have an ellipsis. I believe this is a bug?
> I've looked at how other apps use ellipsising and it's mostly reasonable.
> The only thing that bugs me is that "Preferences" and "About" items don't
> have ellipses. I recall Windows just eliipsising whatever shows a dialog,
> but common sense suggests it's not a good idea, e.g. for About, because it
> doesn't require any further input from the user. I'm not sure about
> Preferences though.
> So what's our rule of thumb for ellipsising? We don't seem to have any
> info on the topic in the HIG.
> --
> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> OS architect @ elementary

Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary

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