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Fwd: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Simplifed Logon Gui

From: richard terry
Subject: Fwd: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Simplifed Logon Gui
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 08:14:00 +1000

The reason I switched it to the ok/cancel on the right is that that is the
usual default in most systems and is more logical for right handers. For left
handers there should be a config option to switch buttons around.

Note that one doesn't really need to worry about the order as I've put it
anyway because as the buttons are put on the panel in that order, the ok
button gets default focus when the user tabs from the password textbox (or
you coders implement a tab from a user hitting the <enter key>.

I think we should attempt to stick to conventions in the order of buttons
where possible, especially as we hope windows users as well will be using the


On Saturday 07 September 2002 2:46 am, you wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > > 5)Buttons changed to option help ok cancel in that order. Ok instead of
> > > Login caption because that is the standard in most operating systems.
> >
> > a) IMHO it is more logical to keep the caption "login" but I
> >    won't argue with that for now.
> > b) IMHO OK/Login should be the leftmost button. Options
> >    second, cancel third, help rightmost. Any other opinions ?
> >    The way it is now seems illogical to me.
> I'am not completely happy with the button order too. IMHO login should be
> leftmost and cancel on the opposite side. But that's a matter of taste.
> I would prefer 'Login' instead of 'Ok' too, but Ok was choosen for coding
> simplicity since 'OK' buttons are always default. Probably we will run
> into problems with that once I18N is used on button labels.
> > Hilmar, any chance you can make the advanced options login a
> > drop down part of the main panel ? IOW when I hit the
> > "options"/"advanced" button the main panel grows downwards
> > displaying the advanced options and the button label changes
> > to "basic" upon hitting which only basic options are displayed
> > again. There would be an option in the config file whether to
> > initially display advanced options on startup or not.
> Thought of that before. Although less beautiful in my opinion, it should
> be possible - I just right now don't know how to shrink windows. Will have
> a look in the wxPython documentation.
> Hilmar
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