Re: UI Guidelines: Dialogs (2nd draft)
- From: William Kendrick <nbs sonic net>
- To: c z robertson ndirect co uk (colin z robertson)
- Cc: gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: UI Guidelines: Dialogs (2nd draft)
- Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 12:31:45 -0800 (PST)
> > and not
> > x: _______
> > width: _______
> > [blue | red | green | yellow]
> > (this sounds like a small detail, but it makes applications look
> > much slicker and more "professional", and that in turn increases
> > users' confidence)
> While I agree that this is a good thing, I don't think it belongs in
> the dialogs section. What I'd like to have would be a general design
> and layout section covering this sort of thing.
Making an obvious cross-reference would be good, though, in case someone's
being lazy and reading only the dialog design docs. :)
> Do people use window managers that display a title in dialogs? Should
> we be using them?
Some do, some don't. Many WMs allow you to set it as an option...
> The Sawfish theme I'm using at the moment doesn't.
...including SawFish. :)
In the "Appearance" setup for Sawfish (where you pick your theme and
font), there's a checkbox labeled:
"Decorate dialog windows similarly to application windows."
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