Re: [PATCH] Use "Close" instead of "Cancel" when mime types are mismatched

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 11:19:38 +0100, Vincent Untz <vincent vuntz net> wrote:
> Le lundi 24 janvier 2005 à 10:27 +0100, Alexander Larsson a écrit :
> > On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 17:55 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have a .txt file (which is really a .txt file) recognized as a bitmap.
> > > This is probably a bug in shared-mime-info...
> > > When double-clicking on the file, nautilus is clever and finds that the
> > > mime type found with the extension is not the same as the one find with
> > > the mime magic. It then shows a warning dialog. This dialog has a
> > > "Cancel" button but it really should be a "Close" one.
> >
> > Hmm? Why should it be close? You're cancelling the activation.
> When this dialog is shown, the file is not opened, so you're not
> canceling anything. We just have a dialog sitting here, waiting to be
> closed by the user.

I think the point here is that if it says "Close", how is the user
supposed to know that the file is not going to open? The warning
dialog can always be taken as a warning, not an error (in opening the


Mr. Ignorant clicks on a text file, nautilus complains [something],
user thinks "it's a text file for god's sake, just open it" clicks on
"Close" and waits for the usual amount of start-up patience of the
common man (less than 2 secs) and get's angry at the "damng thing not

If the button says "Cancel", chances are that Mr. Ignorant catches
that and actually reads the warning text.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh iki fi

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