[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg package uninstaller GUI

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 13:41:27 +0000

DarkWyrm wrote (2007-07-05, 13:11:19 [+0000]):
> > I agree with this; I know about this issue since I was having similar
> > thoughts. But I decided to use this approach for two reasons. The
> > first
> > one would be that the listview would have to be the same size as the
> > description view, wasting space. Package names are quite compact and
> > don't need as much free space.
> > The second thing would be, well, intuitiveness? I don't quite have a
> > word for this. What I mean is, that when a user wants to remove a
> > package, he probably wants to do this as fast as possible. So it's
> > better for him (more intuitive?) to have the button responsible close
> > to
> > the selection list.
> Speed is normally a good thing. However, this is one instance where we
> need to tread carefully. Probably the most important tenet in UI design
> is to preserve the user's data unless the user actually wants to delete
> it and in those cases, do our best to prevent mistakes. Making the
> uninstall button not have default button behavior is an example of
> doing this; a user's program isn't accidentally wiped out by a stray
> keypress.

Absolutely agreed.

Best regards,

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