Re: What to use on GTK+3
On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 8:41 PM, Allin Cottrell <cottrell@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> However, in relation to Igor's original point, giving the user options of
> Yes/No is IMO fine if your dialog asks a short, simple question that
> requires an answer of Yes or No. As in
> Overwrite <filename>? Yes/No
> Send message? Yes/No
> Really delete X? Yes/No
> One could rephrase these messages as something other than Yes/No questions
> but would that actually be clearer? I doubt it.
I think you're wrong. Each one of these can be converted into a dialog
of the following general form:
Need confirmation to carry out potentially significant action
[ Do not take this action ] [ Take this action ]
A specific case may help
Overwriting this file may cause data loss
[ Do not overwrite the file ] [ Overwrite the file ]
Once your message is sent, you cannot delete it.
[ Do not send this message] [ Send this message]
Both these examples are clearer, because they explain what is at stake.
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