Re: [Usability] Re: UI debugging with grep
- From: Gregory Merchan <merchan phys lsu edu>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Re: UI debugging with grep
- Date: Sat, 3 May 2003 23:20:10 -0500
On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 11:22:10PM -0400, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-05-03 at 22:44, Gregory Merchan wrote:
> > Here's a common UI bug with an easy fix for everyone.
> > GNOME alerts are supposed to use OK buttons, not Close buttons.
> Is "OK" really a good word to use? It's a bit meaningless - OK _what_ ?
> If not "close" (which, admittedly, isn't good), what about Accept ?
> Cancel/Accept seems rather natural, to me anyways.
"OK. I've seen the alert."
Apple seems fine with this:
(See the examples.)
So does Microsoft:
"If a message requires no choices to be made but only acknowledgment, include
an OK button ..."
... and I scoff at them. *scoff* *scoff*
The most widely used UI have been using OK for at least as long as I remember.
It probably predates bitmapped graphics.
Though it may be fun to yell at the computer, "NO! It's not OK that the
printer is on fire!" almost every 12-step program will tell you that the
first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that it exists.
Alternatives such as "Bite me!", "I hate computers!", and "ARRRRGGH!!!"
have been suggested before. But I was only kidding.
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