Re: verb mode to use for undo commands
- From: Pat Costello <Patrick Costello sun com>
- To: cactus cactus rulez org, calum benson sun com
- Cc: gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: verb mode to use for undo commands
- Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 12:05:29 +0100 (BST)
Probably explained earlier in the thread - can you remind me, what's wrong with
just "Undo" or "Undo Change"?
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> To: ERDI Gergo <cactus cactus rulez org>
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> On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 22:40, ERDI Gergo wrote:
> > On 2 Sep 2002, Calum Benson wrote:
> > > FWIW, on other platforms, applications that support this aren't quite so
> > > helpful... they would normally go with "Undo Change Title" (i.e. just
> > > state the name of the command that was used), or "Undo Title Change"
> > > (i.e. mangle the name of the command so that it reads a little better).
> > Even to me, these don't sound any English at all.
> "Undo Change Title" is certainly bad English, but "Undo Title Change" is
> perfectly correct. If you change the title of something, you've made a
> title change. Hence "Undo Title Change".
> > Without the resource names, it becomes totally unusable, since a typical
> > project can easily have 10+ resources, and even resources of different
> > type share a lot of property names.
> I'm not saying it's a bad idea, I was just pointing out why other
> applications don't have this problem :)
> If your application has multiple levels of undo then including the
> resource name is essential, I agree. If you have only one level of
> undo, it's probably not all that important, to be honest.
> > > It would probably be nicer if things like "FORM3" and "FIELD1" weren't
> > > in all caps by default though, it looks kind of horrible :/
> > I've looked at some PalmOS resource files and all-caps seems to be the
> > tradition.
> *shrug* I don't have any strong feelings about it, if anybody else does
> I'm sure they'll add their comments :)
> > > "Undo FIELD1 Editable State" maybe? What is the label of the checkbox
> > > or command that lets you change it? Not "Editability" I hope :)
> > Well, it's "Editable" with a Yes/No togglebutton (like Glade).
> Well, "Undo FIELD1 Editable State" is stil the best generic label I can
> think of. If you can handle a different label for each state, you might
> have "Undo Make FIELD1 Editable" and "Undo Make FIELD1 Read-Only" or
> something, though.
> CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
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