Ticket #1791 (new enhancement)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Exit application - suggestion

Reported by: mattt Owned by: will
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Graphic Design Version: Om2008.8
Severity: normal Keywords: gui menu
Cc: Blocked By:
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I'd like to suggest a more intuitive method of exiting an application.

Current method:

  • The application needs to be active.
  • Activate the main drop down menu.
  • Wait for 'REMOVE' to appear (replacing 'qwerty')
  • Click 'REMOVE'
  • the menu will roll up.

Here's what I don't like about this:

  • I have to activate an application to close it
    • unnecessary delay
  • 'qwerty' changes to 'REMOVE'
    • It's confusing, does it relate to the keyboard in any way? no.
    • the change to uppercase is overly dramatic
  • The word 'remove'
    • This is not a normal synonym for terminating an application

Here are my suggestions for improvement

  • Change the verb to 'quit' or 'exit' or 'close'
    • This is line with normal computer use - more intuitive
    • Uppercase letters are not required
  • Move the verb label to be horizontally aligned with the application name
    • give clear indication of what is going to happen and what it will affect
  • Move label/icon tot he right hand side of application name
    • this is more intuitive
    • reduces chances of accidental clicking
  • Provide theme capacity for label/icon
    • items should be able to be either an icon or label
  • Don't close the menu after exiting application
    • we do not know what the user wants to do
    • user may want to close another
    • user may want to choose an open application

I hope accept these the suggestion in the spirit that I give them.
It's an honest and genuine attempt to improve the gui, to create some consistency, and to encourage intuitive design.

thank you

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by marek

  • Owner changed from marek to will
  • Component changed from Exposure to Graphic Design

Reassign to graphoc design - this has nothing to do with exposure itself.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by zecke

  • Milestone OM-2008.8 deleted

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by will

thank you for the suggestions.
we're thinking about improving this.

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