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Suggestion: Unsaved Changes dialogue box buttons

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I really like the UI of buttons having their meaning clear within the button, rather than simply having 'OK' and 'Cancel'. Paint.net is good at this. But I think the current Cancel button still has a semantic issue: Someone could interpret it as "Cancel the image". It's obvious that it doesn't mean that when you read the other buttons, but it's better to have a clear meaning upon reading the button without having to look elsewhere for context. I think it's more like an undo button, and it would be clearer to say 'Don't close'.

 

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Let me know what you think.

 

 

EDIT: updated for clarity.

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I agree about the icon - it doesn't need to be something as stressful as the red cross.

But I don't agree about text change. Two "Don't"s will introduce equal amount of confusion.

"Cancel" is the standard name for this behavior across all and every applications out there.

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On 11/26/2018 at 10:18 AM, Joshua Lamusga said:

Reasonable question, though I think it's a non-issue.

 

Oh most definitely haha. I don't think it's a game changer for anyone.

 

 

On 11/27/2018 at 12:57 AM, MXI said:

I agree about the icon - it doesn't need to be something as stressful as the red cross. 

But I don't agree about text change. Two "Don't"s will introduce equal amount of confusion. 

"Cancel" is the standard name for this behavior across all and every applications out there. 

 

I have a feeling that "Cancel" usually has that standard behaviour, but deviates sometimes. I couldn't point to any examples at the moment. I'll concede there's a cost to doing things differently, but there's also a benefit to being clear about what you mean. The Cancel button is already different in Paint.Net than in other applications, so the benefit of being standard is smaller than it would be in another application. And when an extra word provides complete clarity, I think the benefits outweigh the costs in this case.

 

I don't think people are going to read the word "Don't" and fill in the rest of the line themselves. I would be surprised if it confused people more than the current wording.

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