Re: PATCH for some random stuff.
- From: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
- To: nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: PATCH for some random stuff.
- Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 15:06:06 +0100
Josh Steiner wrote:
> i think there is some validity to having one off tips, maybe the answere
> is to a "tip" class popup which looks different than alerts and
> such. then there would only need to be one desktop or application wide
> setting to reenable tips.
Paperclip! paperclip :)
Ellen Isaacs has a section all about "do you really mean it/don't show
me this again" popups in her book "Designing From Both Sides of the
Screen"... it makes the case that they're usually a cop-out. As she
says, "Imagine if every time you used the backspace key, you were asked
'Do you really want to remove that character?'" :) The trick is to
make sure that any potential data loss is minimal (and preferably
recoverable), e.g. with a good Undo command.
CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com Desktop Engineering Group
http://www.sun.ie +353 1 819 9771
Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems
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