Re: Comments on dialog proposal
- From: Liam Quin <liam holoweb net>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: Comments on dialog proposal
- Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 16:37:31 -0400
On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 01:05:04PM -0700, Adam Elman wrote:
> "Done" is less of a problem, but I return to my original objection to
> "Done" by noting that it has absolutely no information about what's
> going to happen when the button is clicked.
I think the problem is you're looking for a verb to mean
stop showing this window and don't do anything else
You don't need a button for that -- the window manager's "x" is
sufficient. But if you do have one, I always liked "Dismiss" because
it implies only that the window is going away.
Maybe "go away" would be even better, and might make people smile, too.
Liam Quin - XML Core staff contact, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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Author, Open Source XML Database Toolkit, Wiley August 2000
Co-author: The XML Specification Guide, Wiley 1999; Mastering XML, Sybex 2001
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