Re: Describing menu navigation

Subject: Re: Describing menu navigation
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- MARVIN -dot- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 10:01:39 -0700

Robin Hilp <rolybear -at- YAHOO -dot- COM> writes:
> This method seems to work for my engineers & customers:
> "Open the Source window Breakpoints menu Set Breakpoint dialog. You
> can add, delete, and edit breakpoints as follows ..." (The Set
> Breakpoint item opens a whole separate dialog.)

This brings to mind a sore point I have with GUI terminology: the move
from calling something a "dialog box" to simply calling it a "dialog."
To me, the word "dialog" is an adjective to the type of window it calls
up, not the thing itself.

-- Janice

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