[HIG] [Bug 71246] Changed - Modality of assistants

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Changed by calum benson ireland sun com 

--- shadow/71246	Mon Feb 11 23:33:43 2002
+++ shadow/71246.tmp.13021	Tue Feb 12 07:33:31 2002
@@ -14,6 +14,19 @@
 Summary: Modality of assistants
 Currently assistants are specified as being modal. I'm not sure this is
 really necessary/useful. Calum?
+------- Additional Comments From calum benson ireland sun com  2002-02-12 07:33 -------
+I guess since assistants are often aimed at newbies, specifying that
+they're modal makes users less likely to click on another window by
+mistake and lose the assistant, and not know how to get it back.  
+Other than that, I can't think of any strong reason off-hand for
+specifying that an assistant should be modal any more so than any
+other dialog.  (Having said that, an assistant *should* be completely
+self-contained, including visual previews of any changes etc. that the
+assistant will make, so there shouldn't really be any situations where
+you need to interact with another window in the app while using the

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