[GUI] More points for the technical discussion

Glynn Clements glynn.clements@virgin.net
Mon, 17 Feb 2003 22:43:40 +0000

Wolfgang Thaller wrote:

> *) Dialog Button alignment and ordering
> Mac OS dialogs have the OK button in the lower right corner, and the 
> Cancel button to the left of it.
> Most other platforms have it the other way round. Buttons in the wrong 
> place could be very annoying
> to the end user, so some abstraction is needed here.
> *) Dialog Button naming
> A rather minor point: many platforms have ready-made Yes-No-Cancel 
> dialogs. Apple expressly forbids "Yes" and "No" as button labels - they 
> recommend using verbs ("Don't Save" - "Cancel" - "Save") instead. Might 
> be too much work to bridge these differences, but who knows?

This may be determined by the toolkit. Certainly, Motif has a number
of standard dialogs, with buttons typically labelled OK, Cancel and
Help (and sometimes Apply).

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements@virgin.net>