[Project_owners] Re: Button Layout (was Extension Options window
has no Close button on Mac)
enndeakin at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 20 17:05:18 EST 2006
> 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.
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