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When should an ellipsis be used in menu items? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the significance of the three dots “…” on menus and buttons and how to use them right? As a simple example, in the file menu of Notepad the first ...
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Can three dots be used for context menu? [duplicate]

Does three dots in linear make sense "more" in web applications, i have seen them only in mobile design?
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Is there an obvious way to signal that an action leads to a confirmation?

For instance, a "Delete" button leads to a confirmation message of "Are you Sure - Yes / No". Any tips to make people aware of the fact that clicking on "Delete" isn't a final action. EDIT: I ...
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Gear icon vs. ellipsis (3 dots)

I always see these icons on settings or data tables. Can both icons have the same value or meaning? Is it a trend or standard? Gear icon: Ellipsis:
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What are the rules of using ellipsis on buttons

I read about the rules of using ellipsis (three dots ...) in a menu command: Indicate a command that needs additional information (including a confirmation) by adding an ellipsis at the end of ...
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Single replacement for: “Upload a document” and “Upload a Video”

I need a single replacement, to place in GUI, that categorises both "document" and "video". I need to place in my website interface to replace: "Upload a document"... and "Upload a video".... ...
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Is there any research on whether users understand ellipses (…)?

This GUI design pattern goes right back to the Apple Lisa in the early 80s: Is there any research covering: Whether people actually notice the three dots (...) at the end of a menu item or button? ...
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Why aren't ellipses used for web applications?

In many desktop applications, it is common to use the "..." to signify that the user should continue one or more steps to achieve some final outcome, as evidenced by this post (and others like it): ...
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How to add UI elements that have a button which need a description and inform the user that steps will follow after clicking the button.

I have a button which requires a description. I currently have it as following But it looks unbalanced. Also this is not the final step of the procedure. I want the user to know that further steps ...
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When to use ellipses with ToolStripMenuItem Navigation

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 ...