Re: HIG patch for the log out dialog

Hi Luca,

On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 02:17, Luca Ferretti wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 05:44, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > Hi Iain,
> > 
> > On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 03:36, iain wrote:
> > > Here's a patch that makes the log out dialog more HIG compliant.
> > > Has gnome-session been branched yet, or will I file a bug report and
> > > wait?
> > 
> > 	The patch looks good to commit ... well, apart from indenting using a
> > label ... but there's not much you can do about that, unfortunately :/
> > 
> I think there are some questions to solve before next release :-)


> I attach a glade mochup using dialog and/or alert style. Actually I've
> no time to make the code, but it should be simple.

	I quite like the style - but there are a number of issues with the
terminology I think. The dialog has been through a UI review and I'm
pretty sure the terminology was discussed at the time ...

	* You use the term "session" extensively in the dialog. I think the
current terminology "log out" instead of "end session" and "save current
setup" instead of "save session" is more clear. I think it would be a
lot better to avoid requiring every user to understand the concept of a
"session" ...

	* You use "Shut down this computer" instead of simply "Shut Down". I
don't think the extra verbosity is neccessary.

	* You have a caution at the top - "all unsaved documents will be lost".
That's unneccessary - most applications should prompt the use to save
any unsaved docs.

	* Is "save current setup" a preference really? It doesn't persist ...
its just an option for that log out.

Good Luck,

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