Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68457
Inconsistent placement of Ok and Cancel buttons
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:02 EDT
Description of problem:
This does not only concern Anaconda, but as Bugzilla wants you to pick a
package I take Anaconda as an illustration. When installing Red Hat you get
several "Ok & Cancel dialogs". What's frustrating is that sometimes "Cancel" is
on the right and "Ok" is on the left and sometimes "Cancel" is on the left
and "Ok" on the right. I understand that Red Hat can't rule over applications
made by other people, but please try to keep an consistent dialog structure in
your own applications.
This can seem like a minor problem, but of all the bugs that I've reported so
far for Limbo this is probably the most annoying. :)
At least directly related to this is Gnome2 is cancel/ok. Gnome1 applications
which are still in the majority are ok/canel. Then there is Sawfish2, which
should be a Gnome2 application, but at least some of the time still uses
ok/cancel. I think this is one of Gnome2's biggest mistakes, no matter what they
usablity study said.
For anaconda are you talking about the text mode or graphical mode installer?
The graphical installer.
Do you have some specific examples of screens that show this problem?
You can close this bug. The problem isn't Anaconda. The problem is, as "chaos"
already mentioned, that the GNOME environment in Limbo is a mix of Gtk1 and
Gtk2, which unfortunately means inconsistent dialogs.