Re: lock down features

On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 08:38, Glynn Foster wrote:

> MacOSX has a little lock icon whenever the preferences are locked down -
> this to me was a pretty nice touch, although a little unobvious at first
> that you were unable to lock it by clicking on it and entering in a
> password.

I'd be interested to have a look at it and see how well it works on the
Mac, but some potential niggles could be:

- some controls might not have an obvious place to put the lock icon
(e.g. a toolbar button)

- if most of the controls in a dialog are locked, it could look pretty

- it could mess up your layout somewhat, unless you designed-in a space
beside every control where the icon might go if required.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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