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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Just a little GUI discussion question.

From: Nardy Pillards
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Just a little GUI discussion question.
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 16:57:56 +0100

From: "Øystein O Johansen" <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 3:01 PM
> Hi,
> I really think we need a "Hint" button in tool bar, so I started thinking
> about the icon to use. Should we just use the "Help" stock icon or will
> this violate the recommendation here:
> ?
> Should we design an other icon? Any ideas? A lightbulb?
> -Øystein

Since GNUBg main goal is to become a better player (at least, that's my
idea), a 'hint' button would be very welcome.

And when a user has the main window active, either he/she wants to do
something special (and uses the menu or Open Command), or he/she wants to
play/watch a game.
So a '?' would be appropriate for 'Hint', because the question mark (help)
indeed reflects the thoughts of the user: "What to do here?"

But if there could be confusion with 'help' as 'Please help me how to play,
how to move, how to....', then I think an exclamation point would be more
appropriate. And yes: the user is asking 'What do you think of this GNUBg?
Give me a clue!'.

I second the lightbulb, with a question mark as close second.


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