Tristan Wibberley maihem at maihem.org
Sun Nov 4 04:13:10 GMT 2007

On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 23:46 -0400, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 04.11.2007, 02:47 +0000 schrieb Tristan Wibberley:

> I am not sure about the future of the test button. Currently we launch a
> second x server with the new config file. But many drivers and cards do
> not support this correctly and things tend to break. If we can apply
> changes instantly a confirmation dialog with "keep" and "revert" button
> would appear after hitting one of the apply buttons. So the button order
> for the main window would be the following one:
> [Apply Permanently] [Cancel] [Apply Temporarily]
> But we would still need at least tooltips:

I'm worried about the "Permanently". Most users would be very afraid of
pressing that button, and thus afraid even of opening that dialogue -
just in case. The problem with them thinking it is permanent is that
they'll realise that they might want something else someday :)

> "Restore the chosen configuration after starting the computer" and
> "Revert configuration after shutting down the computer"?

I think it's a bit too wordy - a lot of users would worry or press
cancel to avoid the issue. Is it really about starting/shutting down -
not logging in/out?

If about starting/shutting down - why?

If about logging in/out then how about "Use until I log out" and "Use
now and at log in"?

Tristan Wibberley

Any opinion expressed is mine (or else I'm playing devils advocate for
the sake of a good argument). My employer had nothing to do with this

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