[openbeos-cdt] Re: Close window button

  • From: Skar Cat <skarmiglione.sk4r@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 17:28:34 -0500

i agree.

2009/11/8 Johan Aires Rastén <johan@xxxxxxxx>

> I've been thinking a little about the square icon that closes a window
> (I can imagine you all go *sigh* here) and I think it's not as good as
> it could be.
> It's a button but it looks like a checkbox. Obviously people will
> learn pretty quick that it isn't a checkbox, but I don't think it's
> good design to use the same design for different kinds of widgets. It
> could become more of a problem if an application needs to use close
> buttons for something else than a window.
> I can't make any kind of connection between a square and "close", so
> to me it doesn't make much sense. Maybe someone initially thought it
> should represent "nothing" but an empty box could equally mean "new".
> It also looks a little like an open door.
> And "X" is kinda universally accepted as close. Not just talking about
> other OS:es but also interfaces on web pages, devices, etc. It's also
> easier to tell someone "click the x button" and it's not as ambiguous
> as "click the square button".
> //Johan

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