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Re: [yast-devel] Enforcing okButton and cancelButton
  • From: Ricardo Cruz <rpmcruz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Sep 2008 06:09:16 +0100
  • Message-id: <1220677756.4307.11.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hi there,

Qui, 2008-09-04 às 12:51 +0200, Stefan Hundhammer escreveu:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=422612

This shows that there are cases where it is legitimate to have a pop-up
dialog
with a ButtonBox with more than one button, but only an okButton and no
cancelButton:


...message...
<Countdown>

[Stop] [OK]


We (mschmidkunz + tgoettlicher + sh) thought that this is the one exception
from that rule; in general, all dialogs with more than one button should have
an okButton (for the regular end) and a cancelButton (as a safe escape).

I'm not sure what the problem is with this one. The Stop button is
clearly acting as a Cancel button here. It could have been re-labeled as
such, and you wouldn't know the difference.


Now locilka found one more exception:

...error...
[OK] [Details...]

I would vote to align that Details button as a Help button, since it
doesn't trigger an action, and it's providing information. I think I've
seen the Details button aligned to the Left in KDE error messages as
well (in Gnome, an expander is generally used, so dunno).

Cheers,
Ricardo


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