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Motif and CDE 2.1 Style Guide Reference
In the File menu, Open is a dialog choice that leads to a file selection
dialog from which the user can select a file or object to open. In the
Selected menu, Open is an action choice that opens the selected objects.
RequiredWhen the user selects the Open dialog choice from the File menu, either
open a new window or replace the contents of the current window.
RequiredWhen the user chooses Open from the File menu, and the contents of the
window are to be replaced, prompt the user with a message to save the window
contents if possible.
RecommendedAllow the user to set a property to determine whether Open reuses the
current window or opens a new window by default.
RecommendedThe File Selection dialog for the Open choice (from the File menu) should
allow the user to indicate whether to replace the contents of the current
window or to open a new window, overriding the default.
RequiredWhen the user chooses Open from the Selected menu, open each selected
object in a separate window.
Essential Related Topics
For more information, see the File Menu and Selected Menu reference
Supplemental Related Topics
For more information, see the Menu Guidelines and Window Menu reference
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