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bug#4980: 23.1.50; In File > Quit GUI, add "Cancel", write "Save", and s

From: Jan Djärv
Subject: bug#4980: 23.1.50; In File > Quit GUI, add "Cancel", write "Save", and simplify
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 10:55:27 +0100
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Jason A. Spiro skrev:

[!] There are 2 document(s) with unsaved changes.
Save before closing?

Select the documents you want to save:
| [x] foo.txt    |
| [x] bar.txt    |
|                |
|                |

If you don't save, your changes will be lost.
                                                 ________     ______
[ Close &without Saving ] [       &Cancel     ] [________&Save______]


Don't offer view-buffer or view-changes choices in a GUI.  You see, a
GUI should be simple instead of listing every possible choice the user
might conceivably want.  If the user wants to do so, they can click
Cancel then do so themselves.

It is a good idea. However, the dialog functions in Emacs can't currently do this in a generic way (that is from elisp).

Close is not a good word. You close a dialog and a frame, but you quit or exit the application.

So IMHO "Close without Saving" should be "Exit without Saving" and "Save" should be "Save and Exit" or prehaps "Save marked and Exit" (if indeed that is what Save does, it isn't clear).

        Jan D.

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