Re: The State of (in)Consistency of Save Confirmation Dialogs

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 19:44:01 +0100, Markus Bertheau wrote:

> У Пнд, 2005-01-31 у 15:17 +0000, Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro
> пише:
>>   And, no, undo helps but doesn't replace revert.
> I agree. Add an item "Abandon changes" to the file menu. No need for
> that dialog.

No.  While we have no versioning for each and every file (and I think we
agree that GNOME cannot push this now), the dialog has to be there.  You
can't just guess whether the click on the close button means »OK, it's
complete.« or »This sucks, I'll do it tomorrow, properly.«  You simply
can't make something the silent default when it's a) dangerous and b)
differs from Windows(R) in behaviour.

We need transparent saving and restoring at session logout and maybe when
the app crashes, not when closing a doc window.

(I actually like the idea of a desktop without the save button.  It's
easier to understand for the newbies.  However, while relying on current
filesystem technology, this is a pipe dream.  And there's the problem of
re-educating the non-newbies.)

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