A new (nearly finished) logout dialog
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Tue Dec 6 11:08:09 GMT 2005
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Manu Cornet wrote:
> I've been working on the dialog again, and taking pictures (since
> nothing seemed to work for screenshots, even Xnest or Xephyr -- they
> don't get the dialog content and theme right, etc.). The page is poor
> (so are the pictures), but here it is :
Hey, good work!
Just a few annotations:
I guess usally the user want's to shutdown the computer (or restart).
In my eyes, "logout" is less important. So why is it the most
Why is the most important button (=shutdown) the last one the user sees
(the users reads from left to right and from top to bottom). Further it
should not be near to the Cancel-Button, which drops much more attention
because of its border.
Borders are important. I dislike flat buttons, because for new users it
is not clear evident that they can click on the icons. Take a look at
the windows-logout-button. They do it right.
It might be a good idea to divide logout and shutdown functionallity
like seen in the screenshots. It is something completely different.
Novell has made some studies that users find it difficult to shutdown
the computer because the menu-entry is named "Log-Out".
Why do all buttons have the same size? Are they all same-important? Try
to make the the important buttons bigger (Fitz-Law: The bigger a button
is, the easier it is to click.... very simple rule, very effective).
The text above ("Do you really want to log out") is not appealing to the
user. Maybe he wants to Shutdown. Do we really need a question here. No
question = no necessity for the user to read.
If he wants to save the session is less important and could be found on
bottom of the dialog
7, but most important:
Keep on working on this. It is allready much better than the one shipped
with gnome by default.
Frederic Gaus pgp-key: 93E6903C
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