[HIG] Re: [Usability] Re: Decision: instant apply window buttons

in windows, escape is bound to "Cancel" on dialogs, if i remember
correctly.  obviously, since we are discussing instant apply windows,
there is no "Cancel" or "OK", but the "Cancel" mentality would be
there.  i have never pressed escape with the expectation that my changes
in anything would be applied or saved.  Escape is a kind of "Whoops"

is there any kind of usability lost by adding a "Done" button in the


On Sun, 2002-01-20 at 22:38, Chris Chabot wrote:
> Ps, wouldnt a solution for this impase be to bind the ESC key to 'close' 
> in dialogs? (it works this way in all windows versions and a few other 
> gui's).
> This way a visualy impaired / blind computer user doesnt have to go 
> searching for a small button which can be hard to find and hit, but can 
> simply use a keyboard key to close the window...
> This way both parties would get what they are after right? (usable for 
> visualy impaired, and no close buttons on dialogs)
>     -- Chris
> Chris Chabot wrote:
> > Just so im not completely lost, 'the reason stated', does that 
> > reference to:
> >
> > "Hi,being a blind computer user myself I know that having a close gtk+ 
> > button is extremely useful. You have to remember the blind like to be 
> > able to arrow or tab to a control rather than emulating a mouse and 
> > moving to a close icon near the top of the window. So the programmers 
> > should really strongly think about putting a close button at the 
> > bottum of a dialog box."
> >
> >
> >
> > iain wrote:
> >
> >>>DECISION: Instant apply windows should not have a dismissal button. They
> >>>may optionally have a Help button in the lower left corner of the
> >>>dialog.
> >>>
> >>
> >>Decide all you want...
> >>I ain't following it
> >>For the reason I stated was the definitive reason during the discussion.
> >>
> >>iain
> >>
> >
> >
Matthew J. Doller 
mdoller wpi edu

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