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Re: "[ ] Enable Foo" (Re: [yast-devel] results enable disable survey)
  • From: Martin Schmidkunz <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:57:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <0212F425-FE9D-4363-8240-372DD156986B@xxxxxxx>
Thanks for the example, Karl.
I agree with you, that "enable" in every option is an overkill.
Nonetheless from a usability perspective I think it is necessary to show the user the current status additionally.

Cu,

Martin


On 26.02.2010, at 09:07, Karl Eichwalder wrote:

"Martin Schmidkunz" <Martin.Schmidkunz@xxxxxx> writes:

The results show that it is more usable for webYaST to provide
additional text providing the current status of a setting.

This reminds me. YaST dialogs are often rather chatty. For example,
the word "Enable" in option labels is superfluous. Instead of

[ ] Enable Hot Sunny Weather

you better simply say:

[ ] Hot Sunny Weather

IMO, that especially true, if the title of such an option list
comes with a group title featuring the "Enable" word, too:

Enable Fine Weather
===================
[ ] Hot Sunny Weather
[ ] With Wind Now and Then
etc.

"Enable" in the group title might be ok, but repeating it with every
option is overkill.

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Karl Eichwalder
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