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Re: What to use on GTK+3




On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 3:11 AM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Emmanuele,

On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Use "Yes", but please: consider using a more descriptive label and icon than
 just "yes".

The "Yes", "No" and "Cancel" are legitimate button labels, especially if used
in one dialog.



In some very few cases you may find yourself with no better option than "yes", "no" or "cancel" as button labels in a dialog, however, probably 99% of the time you can do better, and you do a disservice to your users by choosing GTK_STOCK_OK just because you were too lazy to search for a proper verb which describes the consequent action properly.

This is a point which has been thought of and discussed to death, I suggest you google around for blog posts on the subject which can be enlightening as to why its pretty much universally agreed by usability experts that "yes" / "no" dialogs are just really undesirable and should be avoided.

Here's one random post I've seen before which happened to float to the top of my search results:
http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/9946/should-i-use-yes-no-or-ok-cancel-on-my-message-box

Cheers,
   -Tristan





Could you please update the documentation to let people know about it?

Thank you


 Ciao,
  Emmanuele.


 On Saturday, August 8, 2015, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 Hi, ALL,
 It looks like all GTK_STOCK_XXX have their replacemewnts in GTK+-3.

 However, GTK_STOCK_YES does not. And it is very useful item.

 Is there a replacement I can use?

 Thank you.
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