Re: New panel logout/shutdown alert - a mini ui review

On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:

> Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 00:34:32 +1300
> From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>
> To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: Re: New panel logout/shutdown alert - a mini ui review
> On 10 Feb, 2006, at 8:56 PM, Vincent Untz wrote:
> >
> > Le jeudi 09 février 2006 à 07:46 -0500, Matthias Clasen a écrit :
> > ...
> >> - The button order in the Shutdown dialog is a bit odd.
> >>   Why is Cancel in the middle between Shutdown and Reboot ?

> Restarting should be much less common than shutting down,

Okay but I do use restart quite frequently.

> so it's fine for Restart to be an alternative button to the left of
> Cancel.

but I do not see how this arguement necessarily follows.

Anything but the following layout would just look too weird:

[ Cancel ] [ Restart ] [ Shutdown ]

> If you do need to restart nearly as often as shutting down, either
> you're switching kernels/OSes much more often than the average joe, or
> your OS badly needs fixing. :-)

My OS does badly need fixing but that is another story ;)

If you know a better way to boot into a Live CD or partition containing
another operating system I'd love to hear it but I quite often use Restart
for exactly that purpose.  (I had and installation of Mandrake and Redhat
awkwardly coexisting on the same machince for a while.)  If there was
another program I could use which would allow me to choose Reboot to
"Other Operating System" I would probably use it instead of having to wait
for GRUB to appear.

- Alan H.

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