From: Daniel Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 04:38:55 EDT
Apologies for the lateness of this contribution (and the size of this
contribution - once I get going its hard to stop) but I only picked up
the discussion from AWN.
I was supprised the see a button labeled 'Authenticate' in an
authentication dialog. Not only is this a technical term that one would
usually avoid in a user interface but it is also contrary to the GNOME
HIG section describing authentication alerts.
Specifically 'An authentication alert:
* will present a button labelled with a verb or verb phrase describing
the action authenticated, or OK if such a phrase would be longer
than three words. Place this button in the bottom right corner of
Clearly the action authenticated can never be authentication itself!
Assuming I am correct that the password dialog is used to collect a
password to decrypt documents then the but should be labeled 'Open
Document' (or just 'Open'). 'Decrypt' would be a possibility but again
not as well understood.
As a closing comment like all alerts an authenication alert should
really have an alert icon (and the HIG requires this). Unfortunately
GNOME does not yet have a stock authentication icon
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