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RE: [Bug-gnubg] Good beta release! (Suggestions)

From: Ian Shaw
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] Good beta release! (Suggestions)
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 10:29:15 +0100

> > 
> > >===== Original Message From "Richard Anderson" 
> > ><address@hidden>
> > =====

> > 
> > You're right, but there is a space problem as well. I see 
> > some GUIs uses a triangular arrow down for these kind of 
> > things. Do you think that would be better?
> > 
> "Set" and "..." are the same number of characters, so I don't 
> think this
> would cause a space problem.  "..." is not very intuitive.  A 
> triangular
> arrow is not as intuitive as "Set", "Setting", "Opt" or "Options".

"Set" and "..." may each be three characters, but they aren't the same length 
when using a proportional font. Compare with the "Sho" of "Show".

I find the "..." notation completely intuitive. As a windows user, I am used to 
seeing "..." on a menu to indicate that a further dialogue box will appear. For 
example, look at File-Save As compared to File-Save on almost any Windows 

A triangular arrow means that there is a drop-down selection list. It would be 
inconsistent and inappropriate here.

-- Ian

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