UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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In XnView MP, it says "Close" and "Apply" in various dialogs. Instead of "Close" and "Apply" it should say "OK" and "Cancel". And: "OK" button is to the left of "Cancel" button.

Windows standard for buttons in modal dialogs is:
"OK" is for confirming and closing a modal dialog.
"Cancel" is for canceling and closing a modal dialog.
"Apply" is used when settings/changes made should be applied without closing the modal dialog.
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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Do you mean like in menus like from the menu bar Image>Adjust>'shadow & highlight' the "Close" and "Apply" there?

If so I understand what you mean
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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budz45 wrote:Do you means like in menus like from the menu bar Image>Adjust>'shadow & highlight' the "Close" and "Apply" there?
Yes, that dialog for example. It's wrong in many places:
Tools > Search...
Tools > Export...
Tools > Batch Convert..
Tools > Upload on web

Image > Change Colour depth...
Image > Solarize...
Image > Enhance Colors...
...
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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Yes your certainly right. I think too, that it should be 'OK' and 'Cancel' especially for the inclusion of the 'Cancel'... :)

Not to worry, though, as all Pieree would have to do on this issue is a simple name change. The functions would remain the same :P
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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helmut wrote: Yes, that dialog for example. It's wrong in many places:
Tools > Search...
Tools > Export...
Tools > Batch Convert..
Tools > Upload on web

Image > Change Colour depth...
Image > Solarize...
Image > Enhance Colors...
...
Do you agree with that? I'm ok for Close=>Cancel
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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I think of three actions:
  • • Close dialog and apply changes
    • Close dialog but do not apply (i.e., abandon) changes
    • Apply changes but do not close dialog
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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Hello,
Yes Helmut. The term "Close" is still ambiguous in a dialog!
"OK" is for confirming and closing a modal dialog.
"Cancel" is for canceling and closing a modal dialog.
"Apply" is used when settings/changes made should be applied without closing the modal dialog.
Overview if the three buttons : Apply | Cancel | OK :arrow: FR : Appliquer | Annuler | OK (pas Fermer!)
"And:OK" button is to the left of "Cancel" button.
So yes xnveiw!
Do you agree with that? I'm ok for Close=>Cancel
NB : The Apply button will be necessary only under certain conditions!
"Apply" is used when the settings / changes must/ be applied without closing the modal dialog box.
"Apply" is used when the settings / changes are required or permitted (preview) be applied without closing the modal dialog box.
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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Please check XnViewMP 0.38
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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What has changed, exactly?
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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JohnFredC wrote:What has changed, exactly?
Well John, see and compare for yourself :P

MP 0.35
Image

VS.

MP 0.38
Image

So in English XnViewMP, it's now 'ok' & 'cancel' instead of 'apply' & 'close' ------just a small cosmetic name change can make a big difference in apps. Not fully sure about all the other areas of MP where this should have been updated too.

PS.> Just one tiny thing, in the 'Export' window (launched from Browser) it still says 'close' instead of 'cancel'.
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Re: UI: Close & Apply should be OK & Cancel

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Thanks budz45!
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