Bug 175597 - Trailing ellipsis characters in evolution menu names
Summary: Trailing ellipsis characters in evolution menu names
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evolution   
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Version: rawhide
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Matthew Barnes
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Blocks: Yellowpad
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-12-13 05:54 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-13 18:25:07 UTC
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Description Dave Malcolm 2005-12-13 05:54:46 UTC
From the GNOME HIG:
"Command items are menu items that initiate a command or perform an action, such
as Save, Print or Quit. They may act on the currently active document in a
document based application, or on the application itself." ... "Label the menu
item with a trailing ellipsis ("...") only if the command requires further input
from the user before it can be performed. Do not add an ellipsis to items that
only present a confirmation dialog (such as Delete), or that do not require
further input (such as Properties, Preferences or About)." (see

Menu items I think should have trailing ellipsis characters:
Message ->
	Compose New Message
	Post New Message to Folder
	Post a Reply
	Reply to Sender
	Reply to List
	Move to Folder
	Copy to Folder
	Mailing List ->
			Get list usage information
			Subscribe to list
			Un-subscribe to list
			Post message to list
			Contact list owner
			Get list archive

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Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-13 06:47:59 UTC
Posted upstream with proposed patch here:

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2005-12-13 19:49:53 UTC
Fix committed to upstream CVS, should make it into 2.5.3 tarball

Comment 4 Matthew Barnes 2006-06-30 02:08:05 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Fix committed to upstream CVS, should make it into 2.5.3 tarball

Dave, did this fix get reverted upstream?  I'm running 2.7.3 and it looks like
nothing has changed.

I got bug #175596 (capitalization) into Rawhide and am pushing for it upstream.
 How strongly do you feel about this one, given upstream's response?

Comment 5 Matthew Barnes 2006-07-13 18:25:07 UTC
It looks like upstream has rejected the changes to the Mailing List submenu and
reverted the changes to the other items in the Message menu, although the
upstream bug report does not reflect this.

I'm going to close this as WONTFIX, since I'm not sure I agree with the proposed
changes either.

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