Some menu items are missing ellipses

NEW
Unassigned

Status

SeaMonkey
UI Design
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trivial
11 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Ed, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007100603 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007100603 SeaMonkey/2.0a1pre

It is conventional that all menu items that invoke a dialog box should be followed by an ellipses (...), but in SeaMonkey some of these ellipses are missing.

The menu items that I have found so far that should have ellipses but haven't are:
Go>History;
Tools>Cookie Manager>Manage Stored Cookies;
Tools>Image Manager?Manage Image Permissions;
Tools>Popup Manager>About Popup Manager;
Tools>Password Manager >Manage Storred Passwords;
Tools>Download Manager;
Tools>Add-ons Manager (in Suiterunner only);
Tools>Web Development>(all submenu items)

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

11 years ago
Well, some items are doubtful. Does a menuitem opening another (main) window warrant an ellipsis? If the "Download Manager" should have one, should all entries of the Window menu have ellipsises, too?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
No, menu items that open a main window shouldn't have an ellipsis, only items that open a dialog box. This is a well-established computer convention.

None of the items in the Window menu invoke dialog boxes, hence none of them should have ellipses. The "download manager" is not the main window of a SeaMonkey component, it is a dialog box that belongs to the browser, and as such should have an ellipsis.
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Updated

10 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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