Re: [Usability] Re: Proposed AbiWord preferences dialog mockup

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:01:41PM +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:

> Using the status bar (possibly on mouseover of an element, not sure tho')
> is nice because tooltips are slow and you could not make tooltips faster
> without it being incredibly annoying.

Tooltips are supposed to be reminders not a primary exploratory device
(that's the menus). And they are "sticky" in any decent implementation

The status bar has no visual association with the widget under the

> overprotective Abiword user (who doesn't need the headache of answering a
> million how do I save questions).

Removing the need to save does not mean removing the *ability* to save.
Even Alan Cooper's diatribe in "About Face" recommends keeping the save


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