#16 Modal dialogs should be avoided.

closed-fixed
Felipe Bergo
1
2001-10-01
2001-09-22
Dave Baker
No

The run script window seems to be missing both a close
button and a close/cancel button. The only way to
close the window is to either close it manually (via
window manager) or by running a script.

Discussion

  • Felipe Bergo
    Felipe Bergo
    2001-09-22

    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bergo
    • summary: "Run Script" window missing 'close' --> "Run Script" window missing 'close'
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Felipe Bergo
    Felipe Bergo
    2001-09-22

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    And so are the "Games on client", "Games on server", "Ads on
    server" and move list windows. I assume every window manager
    will
    allow you to close windows, that users are familiar with
    their window managers, and that I should not waste screen
    space with a redundant close button.

    Do you use a window manager where closing a window takes
    more than one click ? What would this window manager be ?
    Shouldn't you be complaining with the window manager author
    instead ? ;-)

     
  • Dave Baker
    Dave Baker
    2001-09-22

    • priority: 2 --> 1
    • summary: "Run Script" window missing 'close' --> Modal dialogs should be avoided.
    • status: closed-wont-fix --> open-wont-fix
     
  • Dave Baker
    Dave Baker
    2001-09-22

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    Actually (sawfish-1.0), all the other windows *DO* have a
    window manager close button and the 'run script' is the only
    one that does not. The "Script List" window is created as
    "border only" style.

    (testing on windowmaker and blackbox don't duplicate the
    bug, however).

    It appears, however, that the 'run script' dialog is Modal
    (the rest of the "Windows" options are not, but the Help and
    About windows are).

    I've marked the bug as being open but with a new summary.

    Dave

     
  • Felipe Bergo
    Felipe Bergo
    2001-10-01

    • status: open-wont-fix --> closed-fixed
     
  • Felipe Bergo
    Felipe Bergo
    2001-10-01

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    Fixed on CVS, will be in 0.3.4 soon (added a Dismiss button
    to the Scripts dialog, which remains modal). Sorry, when I
    first replied to this bug I didn't see it was related to the
    dialog being modal as opposed to the others I mentioned.