Re: What do you call the Three Dots?

Subject: Re: What do you call the Three Dots?
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>, "'TechWhirl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:26:08 -0700

"Ellipsis button" will be meaningless to the vast majority of end users.

According to Microsoft, what you're describing is a "browse" button.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dn742402%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

I would resist using only an ellipsis, especially if there's no tooltip for the button.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 10/16/2017 8:26 AM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

I used to call the three dots element the Ellipsis Button.

However, I see other technical and UX writers are calling this element the More Button.

How say you?


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