The State of (in)Consistency of Save Confirmation Dialogs
- From: Steven Garrity <stevelist silverorange com>
- To: Desktop Devel <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: The State of (in)Consistency of Save Confirmation Dialogs
- Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 21:44:08 -0400
While the file chooser has gotten lots of attention and improved
dramatically in the last year, it's little cousin the save confirmation
alert dialog has been sadly neglected.
I've compiled a bit of an inventory what is consistent and what is
inconsistent about the save confirmation dialogs in a sampling of
applications Gnome and Gtk applications.
This is *not* a complete review. Rather, I grab a sampling of apps that
I use regularly and that I think would be commonly used among others.
The results of what I found are here:
I've also put up a page with screenshots of the save dialogs from the
apps I looked at:
I'm hoping this overview can help co-ordinate (or inspire) fixes for the
offending apps/dialogs. I may try to assemble a bug list for the
issues discussed in the article so progress can be tracked as well.
Feedback and corrections are encouraged - thanks,
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