Re: #101293, again

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 12:50:43PM -0800, Evan Martin wrote:
> I'm in Federico's camp too, but I'm also sure there's good reasoning
> behind your "no".  But the point you make here seems to be orthogonal:
> there are bugs in window management, sure, but the Esc=Cancel binding is
> at the GTK layer: the same place Federico's change would happen.

Window management was just an example of where GNOME is suffering from
the absence of design or failure to adhere to design.

> Could you discuss, from a "good UI" perspective (for everyone's
> benefit, not just mine!) what *ought* to be happening here, in the form
> of "When I hit escape, the [window manager / dialog code] ought to
> [...].  The place where instant-apply windows are broken is [...]."?
> (Or direct me to the relevant docs?)

I think Calum's comments on bug 101293 and the draft HIG cover it.
Anything I might add would be long-winded; I've twice deleted over
8000 characters of text on the subject.


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