On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 02:41:57PM +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> Not really, you have the word "Preferences" just a few mm above it.
No, I haven't.
> Also there was some inconsistency: The category "Monitor Information" was
> a settings dialog anyway but it had no "Settings" in its name....
I have no problems with these!! Consistency is great, I am just against
removing non-redundant information.
> "Mercedes Car", do you? You know that Mercedes produces cars as you
> know that a pencil is a tool and in a toolbox every item is a tool.
The problem is that I know that every thing in the toolbox is a tool, but
I do not know that a givne dialog belongs to such a tool unless it is
marked as such.
The reason nobody calls it a Mercedes car is because you can see
it. Windows look the same, so you need other things to differentiate
> There's no need to tell the user what she/he's seeing if it's
I don't see it :(
> Uhm, I guess like the idea of having window titles that tell you what
> you should see, so why no "Save File Dialog" or "Preferences Dialog".
> That no good UI design, in fact if you look at the comercial competitors
> of GIMP you'll see that they don't do this either and surely this gives
> a more professional impression...
I would rather like _more_ information displayed in the title than is
already. For example, if I open a Save As dialog window and answre a phone
call, it is not obvious which image you wnated to save (as this isn't
> Like you can see, I'm not the only one who was disturbed by this... :))
Hmm... I wasn't the one who complained that some person with cvs access
applied a braindamged patch not so long ago ;->
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