In a reference list, when a user mouses over the ellipsis on a list item, three buttons are presented:
[OPEN] [EDIT] [DELETE]
The “Open” button is the most useful because it will open in a modal without requiring a new window.
The “Delete” button is the least useful, as this will rarely be the desired action and is prone to misclicking. The misclicking issue is because this button appears immediately after you mouse over the ellipsis, replacing the ellipsis, making it very easy to click instead of mouse over and accidentally click on the delete button. This issue is compounded when the user selects ‘do not remind me again’ on the confirmation modal so that the item is automatically deleted on click.
My suggestion is to change the order of the buttons to:
[DELETE] [EDIT] [OPEN]
This would make the default action open, and as a result the UI would be more usable.