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

On 11 Feb, 2006, at 5:57 AM, Alan Horkan wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Feb 2006, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> ...
>> Restarting should be much less common than shutting down,
> ...
>> 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:

Mac OS uses the same button ordering as GNOME.
That alert is only ten years old this month, and you're calling it too  
weird? The young are easily hurt by such callous talk, you know.

> [ Cancel ] [ Restart ] [ Shutdown ]

So when I click where the Cancel button is in every other confirmation  
alert in GNOME, the computer should restart? No thanks.

>> 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 etc etc etc...
> ...

In many fewer words, you're switching kernels/OSes much more often than
the average joe. And proposing an error-causing divergence from the HIG.

Matthew Paul Thomas

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