Re: [Usability] Escape Closing Dialog

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Simon Francis wrote:

> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 05:21:42 -0500
> From: Simon Francis <thejello gmail com>
> To: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
> Cc: usability gnome org
> Subject: Re: [Usability] Escape Closing Dialog
> Thats stupid,

Telling people what they are currently doing is stupid is more likely to
make them dig in and refuse to change than to get results you actually

However I am also unclear on the rationale behind this.  When I hit Esc I
want to escape, and to stop, cancel or close the current dialog in the
safest most non destructive manner possible.

I have a fair idea where my expectations have come from on this issue.
Anyone have detailed information on how Microsoft does this and why?


Alan Horkan

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