Re: 'About' versus 'About...'
- From: John R Sheets <dusk smsi-roman com>
- To: GNOME GUI List <gnome-gui-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: 'About' versus 'About...'
- Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 11:06:39 -0500
Bruce Dodson wrote:
> But I do agree with John that, for an about box, Close is more appropriate
> than Cancel. Cancel will worry the user. "Cancel what? I haven't done
> anything yet!"
Yep. I think the style guide should state that if a dialog has
only a single button, it should read "Close". If you're not
given a choice, you shouldn't have to make a decision. "Okay"
(or "Cancel") implies that you've just (dis-)agreed to
something. (Admittedly, I haven't thought this out 100%, so
please pipe up with exceptions.)
More to the point, though, I don't think "Cancel" should _ever_
be the only button in a dialog.
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