Ellipses on your Mac

On the Mac, you might see an ellipsis (…) following the text in a menu or a button. For example, in the File menu, Open and Save As are always followed by an ellipsis.

Whenever you see it, it simply means that choosing Open will produce another window for you to locate the file you want to open. If there is no ellipsis, there will be no window to follow.

A small caveat: not all software developers are aware of this and you may not always see it.

Your Mac is full of small identifiers like this. I’ll be talking about more them in up-coming posts.