[Gambas-user] Message.Question default button changed?

Rolf-Werner Eilert rwe-sse at osnanet.de
Wed Jan 12 16:59:20 CET 2022

Am 12.01.22 um 16:50 schrieb Cristiano Guadagnino:
> Il giorno mer 12 gen 2022 alle ore 16:25 Gianluigi <bagonergi at gmail.com 
> <mailto:bagonergi at gmail.com>> ha scritto:
>     No, it changed recently and I don't like it at all, but that's how
>     it was decided by the boss :-P
> I must admit that I don't like it either, but I don't know the thought 
> process that was behind this decision so I'll accept it as it is 😄
> Cris
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As far as I remember, the cases where "OK" and "Cancel" were swapped 
have been extremely rare. Back in the old days of DOS, when the first 
dialogs popped up, this was introduced as the standard. And Return 
defaulted to OK.

I can remember that Borland changed it in their GUIs, but they left 
Return on OK too.

In some Gnome or GTK programs like Thunderbird, there is "Save" on the 
far right, but also defaulting to Return. And each time it is extremely 
confusing to me.

So why not leaving the choice to the programmer, and offering the option 
of setting the default button to the first or last, just according to taste?


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