Re: [Usability] Ellipsis on buttons
- From: Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie>
- Cc: Gnome usability <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Ellipsis on buttons
- Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 17:13:03 +0000 (GMT)
On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
> Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:38:51 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Joachim Noreiko <jnoreiko yahoo com>
> To: Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie>
> Cc: Gnome usability <usability gnome org>
> Subject: Re: [Usability] Ellipsis on buttons
> --- Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie> wrote:
> > > On 23 Mar 2006, at 09:26, Joachim Noreiko wrote:
> > >
> > > > How do I describe a button that only says '...'?
> > You describe it as a bug which must be fixed.
> I'll file one.
> > > > Ccing to the usability list -- does the HIG say
> > > > anything about this? Should it?
> > >
> > > Yes, it should probably say "don't have buttons
> > without proper labels on them" :)
> I've filed a bug against the HIG for this.
"Buttons: use proper labels"
> > I think having a stock label for "Browse..." might
> > help
> > encourage developers not to cut corners
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158009
> I think for the keyboard model button, "Choose..."
> might be better. But maybe that's because I associate
> "Browse..." with something involving a file.
Fair enough but as you know I'm big on consistency and that other
operating system uses that term as do a million widgets on web pages.
You can browse a list of options and decide to cancel without actually
choosing anything, it is like the decision to use Find or Search and I
always choose consistency. I would reaffirm what Calum said about using
the labels Open or Browse in most cases.
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