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Re: What to use on GTK+3




No no no. Everybody is wrong. What we need is:

[ Actually, now that I come to think about it, this is not the action
I would like to take at this time. Thankyou all the same]
[ This is precisely the action that I require, and I thank you for the
explicit dialog and verbose text in the buttons; it really makes sure
I know what it about to happen, and possibly makes the rest of the
text of the dialog redundant, but hey, at least there is zero scope
for confusion]

Dan

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Paul Davis <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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 ]
>
>
> or
>
>       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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