Can a modal stack has a close box?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Feb 17 10:50:04 CST 2009


Actually most users would click on the window to dismiss, if it's just a
message before going on...Like the behavior of most 'about' screens.

Stephen Barncard
-------------------------
San Francisco


2009/2/17 Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de>

> Hi Jan,
> hmmm, perhaps I took the wrong approach. What I wanted to do is a welcome
> screen with some basic infos on first start. The User should read the infos
> first, before going on, that's why I wanted modal. And this welcome window
> just has 1 only button "close". The close box in the title bar actually
> would be a duplicate, but an offer to the users, who are used to close
> windows with the close box...
> Thanks
> Tiemo
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-
> > bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Jan Schenkel
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 17. Februar 2009 12:14
> > An: How to use Revolution
> > Betreff: Re: Can a modal stack has a close box?
> >
> >
> > --- On Tue, 2/17/09, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de> wrote:
> >
> > > From: Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de>
> > > Subject: Can a modal stack has a close box?
> > > To: "'How to use Revolution'" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > > Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 2:52 AM
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Is there any option to give a modal stack a close box in
> > > the title bar? Or
> > > is it the only choice to close a modal stack by my own
> > > close button?
> > >
> > > As far as I experience it, all stack controls are ignored
> > > at a modal stack.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > Tiemo
> > >
> >
> > Hi Tiemo,
> >
> > As it happens, I'm facing the opposite problem in Java: there's always a
> > close box and you can't seem to get rid of it. UI guideline-wise the main
> > reason why there's no Close box is simple: what is the effect of closing
> > the dialog box without clicking on any of the presented options?
> >
> > If the dialog only has a single button (OK, Cancel,...), it's clear: the
> > close box is simply the same as the only button. You could conceivably
> > have a standard that the Close box is the equivalent of Cancel, but what
> > does that say about a dialog box with two buttons "Choice 1" and "Choice
> > 2" without a "Cancel" button?
> >
> > Best to avoid user confusion altogether, and force them to click one of
> > the options you provided as buttons.
> >
> > Just my 2 cents,
> >
> > Jan Schenkel.
> >
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