Ubuntu beyond GTK apps?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat May 17 23:06:19 UTC 2008

2008/5/18 Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>:
> And if they put the OK button on the other side, you're saying they'd
> have been disinclined to simply click "OK" to get the stupid dialog box
> out of their way?

The browser puts the buttons where they are in this case. But it
doesn't matter. The point is, that many people don't read what they
are clicking. If they see a box that blocks their progress, they click
it away without reading it. That is why Firefox [and /.] have little
timers on the OK buttons for installing addons [and posting comments].

The people who complain that the OK button switches sides just want to
click without thinking. Let the muscle memory do the hard work. The
fact that the button keeps switching sides probably saves them more
trouble than they know!

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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