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

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 11:32:44AM +0000, Bill Haneman wrote:
> The expectation for a given dialog is that either (1) a close/done
> button is present; (2) an 'exit' menu item is present (usually on the
> "File" menu), or (3) the dialog is of the sort which might be left
> onscreen through the lifetime of the application, such as a "style
> palette" or the like.  The instant-apply dialogs we've been discussing
> don't meet any of those three criteria.

These are (3), which are not dialogs. They might be left open for any length
of time.

On Windows they are called property inspectors.

On NeXTStep they are either inspectors or preference panels:

Only Apple calls them dialogs:

In OS/2 it seems they are usually called properties notebooks:

Gregory Merchan

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