Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Text and / or Icons on Buttons / ToolbarItems
Buttons in dialogs
should use text and that's what you see in almost all our dialogs. It's
also what Microsoft does in its dialogs (can't speak for Mac or Linux).-1 for using emojis.DaniFrom:
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[cross-project-issues-dev] Text and / or Icons on Buttons / Toolbar
I had a discussion with co-workers and I also want your feedback on that
about Text and/or Icons on (Standard) Buttons:
we see a lot of dialogs in Eclipse where we have buttons that only have
text but no icons.
example is Platforms “Available Update Sites” preference page.
we have Add, Remove, Edit, … on the right hand side of the table.
Should the “Edit” button not be “Edit…”?
JDT’s “Change Method Signature” refactoring dialog has a similar pattern:
contrast to that let’s have a look at the “Rebase Interactive” view
we also have buttons. But they all have icons and in addition they have
text below the icons. I find the UI design of the interactive rebase view
really good. The “first time users” (that maybe
know the meaning of some icons) can directly read the text (and don’t
need to hover with the mouse) and will (maybe) learn the icons.
In addition there’s a context menu and we have key binding for the various
have a look at an additional location of icons and text. The perspective
we also have Icons and text (but not on the right hand side) by default
but the “power user” can switch the text off.
the reason for not having icons on the other locations? The Add, Remove,
Up, Down and Edit buttons could also get icons (that already either already
exist in Eclipse or are known by “everybody” from every day’s life).
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