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Subject: Re: how should the settings screen work?

Re: how should the settings screen work?

From: Dominik Riebeling <>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 15:27:26 +0200

On 9/26/06, Simon M. <> wrote:
> I don't like LEFT and RIGHT to behave differently, a new user wouldn't
> find it intuitive that one is cancel and one is apply. Without an

I disagree.
Left and Right have different meanings in the browser, so why is it
unintuitive if this is the same in a list select? Currently it behaves
pretty much like in the browser which is pretty consistent and in that
way intuitive IMO.

I'm mostly for #4. Also, I don't think Left needs to cancel, as when
using a tick you need to "set" explicitly with Select (or Right) there
is nothing to cancel as up to the moment you explicitly selected the
new value nothing has been changed. After thinking a while about this
I came to the following: for most settings this will work good. But
how about sound settings? Consider the volume setting, when you change
it with an explicit need to "select" the new value you won't have an
audible feedback. If you change the values on-line (to have that
audible feedback) then not accepting the currently highlighted (not
checked!) value would be a cancel-to-selected, and an explicit cancel
could be a cancel to the value that was set previously to entering the

 - Dominik
Received on 2006-09-26

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