Tables with many operations feel cluttered and focus is lost on the most common operation(s). For example, in the Views interface there are 4 possible operations, but "enable" is the most commonly used.
Used to group related operations, most commonly used in tables. Other interfaces where there are multiple operations with one clear primary operation may also benefit from the drop button pattern.
- Choose a sensible primary operation, the 80% operation. Often this is "edit".
- Keep the task link text short; preferably 1 to 3 words.
- Avoid similar labels such as "Edit menu" and "Edit menu links".