Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#454 reopened defect

poor UI in save prompt dialog

Reported by: daxim Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: editor Version: trunk
Keywords: usability, save Cc:


  1. Edit multiple documents and close the application.

What should happen:
A single prompt appears listing all changed files, allowing to selectively target files for save or discard. Button texts are action verbs, allowing to skip over reading the whole dialog. Button icons reflect the same icons as in the tool bar, allowing to infer known behaviour. Button icons are all shaped and coloured differently. Button order: the default action/action that prevents loss of data is consistently on the left side.

What actually happens:
Many prompts appear consecutively for each unsaved file. It is not clear which dialog talks about which file. The order of buttons is wrong. The button icons are terrible - both main actions are nondescriptive balls, they only differ in colour, and the colours are poorly chosen (because nearly 10% of the general populace is red/green blind and cannot see the difference at all, thus negating the purpose of icons). The button text is a simple Yes/No?, requiring to read the whole dialog to find out what is requested from the user.

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padre-save-prompt.png (7.0 KB) - added by daxim 11 years ago.
kate-save-prompt.png (8.7 KB) - added by daxim 11 years ago.
kate-save-multiple-prompt.png (13.4 KB) - added by daxim 11 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 11 years ago by daxim

Changed 11 years ago by daxim

Changed 11 years ago by daxim

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by zenogantner

  • Keywords usability save added

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by bowtie

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by daxim

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Not fixed as of r18904.

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