On Fri, May 18, 2007 at 03:41:39PM +0200, peter sikking wrote:
> Somehow I do not know what structural problem you are trying to
> solve for one million users.
The current Save Changes dialog tends obscure the image.
If users would be damn sure about closing a window with unsaved
changes every time, there would be no need for asking back. So
the user should be able to see _what_ he's about to save or
discard. The image itself is likely to be much more informative
than filename and "changes from the last x minutes".
BTW, from my own experience, hitting Save when the prior version
was actually better and something to be kept is much more of a
danger than not saving something you wanted to keep.
Now that I write about it, another idea comes to my mind:
The Save Changes window could have a toggle to display the last
The dialog is very closely tied to the image window, but still
presented as its own window. Transforming the image window into
a Save Changes window is as clear as you can get about the
One can get rid of the visual noise of a dialog with titlebar
and border and avoid obscuring the image in one go. So this
removes unnecesary elements from screen, something that I think
is quite helpful if you deal with several image windows.
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