Ubuntu beyond GTK apps?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Sat May 17 23:09:22 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-05-18 at 02:06 +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 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!

They may not read the message, but they obviously read the buttons
enough to know that "OK" is the one the dialog wants.  Most are trained
to think that "Cancel" on a popup makes the darned thing keep coming
back, so find the one that says "OK" and it'll stay gone.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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