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[Bug 1039974] New: More consistent visual hints about button functionality
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  • Date: Fri, 19 May 2017 18:23:34 +0000
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Bug ID: 1039974
Summary: More consistent visual hints about button
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Distribution
Version: Leap 42.3
Hardware: Other
OS: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Enhancement
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
Assignee: yast2-maintainers@xxxxxxx
Reporter: moritzrakow@xxxxxx
QA Contact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Created attachment 725756
Partinioning screen with differently-looking buttons providing similar

## Overview

Throughout the graphical installation process, visual hints about button
functionality are applied inconsistently.

Non-exhaustive list:

* “Help” and “Release Notes…” both display a window with text
but one has ellipses, the other does not. Ellipses are traditionally used for
indicating that an action needs further arguments to be specified in a dialog
window (source: <>).
* Same issue with partition settings (see screenshot).
* Three different ways to navigate to a ‘Detailed settings’ screen: Button
without ellipses, button with ellipses, headlines as hyperlinks (in
“Installation Settings”/Summary screen).

Similar inconsistencies exist in the yast GUI, e.g. in the “Software
Repositories” module.

In my opinion, the hyperlink headlines make it hard to discover that the
software selection can be changed, and a very useful customisation option might
be overlooked.

## Build date and hardware

Build: 0246 on Virtualbox 5

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