#91 change "replace file" dialog

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2012-10-03
2007-09-02
David
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My 4 year old can't read the "replace file" dialog box, but assumes that the green yes is always the right
selection to avoid losing any data (when he quits,
there is a dialog box asking do you want to save, and
the right answer is the green yes box). But when he
makes some changes to a file and clicks save,
answering yes overwrites the old file. It would be
more consistent in the mind of a 4 year old non-
reader if the green yes box always fills up
Daddy's disk with new files. Perhaps the dialog
could be "do you want to save a new file" instead
of "replace the picture with your changes".

Discussion

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    Thanks for the comment, we'll need to think about this from a usability point-of-view. Certainly we don't want the young kids accidentally losing their files!

    In the meantime, you can config Tux Paint to ALWAYS make new files, as well as always save on quit. See the Tux Paint Config tool ("tuxpaint-config" on Linux, "Configure Tux Paint" on Windows). Good luck!