I have been tasked with standardising the menu systems on our product.
At the moment some of the menu items have ellipses some do not.
When would it be appropriate to display ellipses at the end of a menu item?
I can't seem to find any opinions on the internet, nor can I find any sort of guidance.
Even looking at the menu on Firefox I can't seem to see why sometimes there are ellipses and other times there are not.
For Firefox the "File Menu" looks as follows:
- New Tab
- New Window
- New Private Window
- Open File... (note the ellipses)
- Save Page As...
- Email Link...
- Page Setup...
- Print Preview (and now no ellipses)
- Print... (and back again)
- Work Offline
Any guidance would be very much appreciated. (Even opinion based at this stage)