Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#4591 new enhancement

Highlight active button

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: User Interface Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

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 10 years ago.
alert now
alert-hilite.png (7.0 KB ) - added by humdinger 10 years ago.
alert with highlited botton

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Change History (9)

by humdinger, 10 years ago

Attachment: alert-now.png added

alert now

by humdinger, 10 years ago

Attachment: alert-hilite.png added

alert with highlited botton

comment:1 by phoudoin, 10 years ago

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

comment:2 by jackburton, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 5 years ago

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

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by humdinger, 5 years ago

Replying to pulkomandy:

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

Yes, please.

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