[maemo-users] Diablo mail application bug?

From: Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com Dirk-Jan.Binnema at nokia.com
Date: Wed Nov 19 14:34:52 EET 2008
Hi Henrik, Marius, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org 
> [mailto:maemo-users-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext 
> On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00:40PM +0100, Henrik Frisk wrote:
> > If, in the built in maill app (I know it's got a name, 
> can't remember
> > right now)
> Modest.
> > I edit a reply to a mail and accidently hit Ctrl-W or Close
> > Window the dialog "Save changes" is presented with two 
> options: "Save"
> > and "Cancel". Hitting "Save" saves the message as a draft (as
> > expected). I would assume that hitting "Cancel" would 
> cancel the close
> > operation. Instead it cancels the save operation and closes 
> the window
> > without saving changes. IMHO the button should be renamed or the
> > action should be changed to cancelling the close operation.
> There should be three buttons.
>   'Save draft and close', 'Close without saving', 'Continue editing'

In general, I like the more informative, GNOME-style buttons as you
propose; however, there are two issues:

i)   changing the ok/cancel to these more explicit titles would be
     inconsistent with the rest of the UI. I don't necessarily always
     agree with the UI consistency-über-alles rule, but it's an uphill
     battle to change that. Even having three button is too 'diverse'...

ii)  even in english, the names are quite long; in many other languages
     these longer names may not fit on the screen.

However, I agree that 'Cancel' is misleading here. But at least, after
loosing your mail once, one will not forget...

Maybe we should add a 'Mu'[1] button, which would 'unask the question'...

Best wishes,

[1] http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/M/mu.html

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