Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#4591 new enhancement

Highlight active button

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1.1
Component: User Interface Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


I'm having trouble discerning the active button on an alert. The small blue outline looks nice and all, but it doesn't really catch your eye. Using much keyboard navigation, I need an unnecessary long time to figure out which but will take my return/space and "format c:\" or "cancel"...

I think, highlighting the active button would help with that.
See the alert now: alert now

and highlighted: alert with highlited botton

Just keep it subtle enough.

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alert-now.png (6.4 KB ) - added by humdinger 13 years ago.
alert now
alert-hilite.png (7.0 KB ) - added by humdinger 13 years ago.
alert with highlited botton

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Change History (10)

by humdinger, 13 years ago

Attachment: alert-now.png added

alert now

by humdinger, 13 years ago

Attachment: alert-hilite.png added

alert with highlited botton

comment:1 by phoudoin, 13 years ago

The good news is that none will "format c:\", ever! ;-)

comment:2 by jackburton, 13 years ago

You're definitely right you can't tell very well the active button, but your solution doesn't help much either. Maybe it's just me getting old, but I had to keep looking at the two images for a couple of minutes before finding out what was different :-)

comment:3 by humdinger, 13 years ago

Maybe my highlighting was _too_ subtle. :)
The right level has to be tested. I imagine that when using it, i.e. pressing tab or cursor keys, it's more visible when the highlighted button changes.

BTW, right now, the default button doesn't have a blue outline when the alert pops up. I think it should.

comment:4 by stippi, 13 years ago

Actually I like this. It could indeed be experimented to find the right level. While experimenting, we could also experiment with subtle highlighting when the mouse hovers over a control.

comment:5 by humdinger, 13 years ago

Mouseovers may be neat, too. Though I've always wondered if tinting or "lowdarking" instead of "highlighting" would be better. A currently active control, like the button above, would already be highlighted.

comment:6 by pulkomandy, 8 years ago

We have mouseover highlight now. Should the same highlight be used for this?

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by humdinger, 8 years ago

Replying to pulkomandy:

We have mouseover highlight now. Should the same highlight be used for this?

Yes, please.

comment:8 by pulkomandy, 2 years ago

Milestone: R1R1.1
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