[Project_owners] Re: Button Layout (was Extension Options window has no Close button on Mac)

Neil Deakin enndeakin at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 20 17:05:18 EST 2006


HJ wrote:
> Neil wrote:
>> HJ wrote:
>>
>>> Sure, but I don't like the button layout on MS Windows/Unix so I use 
>>> the Mac layout, and nobody is going to change that.
>>
>> I hate FileMaker for the same reason.
>
> You wrote:
>
> "MS, Apple, Gnome, etc have already spent millions of dollars on 
> usability testing so you don't have to."
>
> So why is the button layout different on these platforms?  I mean, 
> their research outcome should have been the same, but that is clearly 
> not the case.
>
I was referring to usability testing in general.

In your case, I can assure you that changing the expected behaviour of 
the button layout will cause people to, for example, click OK to a 
dialog that says "are you sure you want to delete this file", when they 
meant to click cancel.

/ Neil



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