Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 507806
S-c-tools cleanup: Sensitivity of OK buttons
Last modified: 2014-01-12 19:09:16 EST
Description of problem:
OK buttons should be sensitive only if there are made any changes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configuration tab
2. Any Edit button
3. Dialog with OK button sensitive
OK button is sensitive even with no change made
OK button sensitive only after any change made
This bug report is part of "System Configuration Tools Cleanup Project". Don't
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Why should OK not be sensitive?
Assuming an user opens a dialog, changes something, later returns to the setting and changes it again to the original value, the "OK" button will become insensitive, which would be quite confusing if the user did not realize the setting is now in the original value. Letting the user always close the dialog with "OK" seems to be much simpler for the user.
(The GNOME HIG does not talk about this at all, as far as I can tell.)
This is not mentioned in GNOME HIG and we are not strictly following GNOME HIG. This, let's say feature, is information for user. When OK is not sensitive, he knows, he didn't make any change.
OK is insensitive anytime he opens a dialog. Sensitive is only after he made a change in this dialog. When close it a open it again, OK is insensitive, because he dind't change now.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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Thanks for your report. I'm afraid further development of s-c-audit was stopped and no significant changes are currently planned (but I'd be happy to apply patches).