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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0017953MMW 5Main Panel: Toolbars & Menuspublic2022-06-17 19:37
Reporterlowlander Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version5.0.1 
Target Version5.0.2Fixed in Version5.0.2 
Summary0017953: Review ... ellipsis usage in menus
DescriptionEllipses indicates further user interaction, generally through another dialog.

Review as missing:
[Main Menu]
 Podcasts > Subscribe to new podcast
 Global search
[Context Menu]
 Send To > Playlist M3U/XSPF playlist

Review as not needing:
[Main Menu]
 Play to
 Find more from same
[Context Menu]
 Find more from same
TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in build2509


related to 0019143 closedLudek Caption of all buttons that open dialog boxes should end with "..." 



2021-10-13 21:01

administrator   ~0065180

In general, that approach makes sense, except (from Windows Experience MS docs):
Commands. Indicate that a command needs additional information. Don’t use an ellipsis whenever an action displays another window—only when additional information is required. Commands whose implicit verb is to show another window don’t take an ellipsis, such as Advanced, Help, Options, Properties, or Settings.

Newer versions of MS docs, don't explicitly mention this exception, but I agree with it and it's consistent with most apps--otherwise the UI would be filled with ellipses.

Based on the above we can make the following changes (I've edited the original list slightly).

Add ellipses to:

[Main Menu]
 Podcasts > Subscribe to new podcast...
[Context Menu]
 Send To > Playlist M3U/XSPF playlist...

Remove Ellipses from:
[Main Menu]
 Play to
 Find more from same
[Context Menu]
 Find more from same


2021-10-14 10:46

developer   ~0065195

Fixed in build 2509.


2021-10-15 18:57

developer   ~0065240

Confirmed changes.

Wonder if Edit > Global search requires it as Edit > Advanced search has it (Main Menu), both require user input.


2021-10-15 20:29

administrator   ~0065244

I'd consider basic search similar to other cases where the expectation of having to type in a search term is obvious.