From: Alan Horkan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 09:47:03 EDT
On 22 May 2003, Stephen Waters wrote:
> Date: 22 May 2003 08:13:52 -0500
> From: Stephen Waters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: D. Elbers <email@example.com>
> Cc: AbiWord Developer Mailing List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: changes made to find and replace win32
> You know, I wish there were some sort of freedesktop.org initiative on
> labels for Find/Replace dialogues. It just sucks that Mozilla, Abi,
> Galeon, Gnome, KDE, etc. tend to have different labels for the same
I noticed the other day a dialog that had been changed from Find to Search
(in an unrealated project). I assumed the guy knew what he was doing and
pondered that Search makes more sense as Find seems more optimistic that
you will actually find something.
But I am probably reading too much into it.
If you want consistancey then be the person that proposes it.
How about a generic Gnome Find widget even? (If it doesn't already
exist why force people code their own inconsistant widgets, do lazy
hackers everywhere a favour!).
A quick look at the Gnome HIG turned up this which is not particlarly
relevant but I am going to mention anyway as I made the effort
Find and Search
If your application requires both Edit->Find and Edit->Search menu items,
use Shift-Ctrl-F as the shortcut for Search.
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