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A button initiates an action when the user clicks it.
 
A button initiates an action when the user clicks it.
 
[[Projects/Usability/HIG/Toggle_Buttons|Toggle buttons]] are a special case where a button has a state.
 
  
 
=== Guidelines ===
 
=== Guidelines ===
 
* Use [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Capitalization|title style capitalization]] for the label.
 
* Use [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Capitalization|title style capitalization]] for the label.
* Buttons are not dynamic; their content or labels should not change depending on the context.
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* Buttons are not dynamic; their content or labels should not change depending on the context. [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Toggle_Buttons|Toggle buttons]] are a special case where a button has a state.
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* Don't initiate an action on right-click or double-click cause the user won't expect it.
 
* Prefer using icons on buttons only for ok, apply, cancel like actions. Passive actions like e.g. those in the "System Settings => Application Appearance => Fonts" don't have icons. Don't overboard with icons.
 
* Prefer using icons on buttons only for ok, apply, cancel like actions. Passive actions like e.g. those in the "System Settings => Application Appearance => Fonts" don't have icons. Don't overboard with icons.

Revision as of 01:11, 1 December 2010

A button initiates an action when the user clicks it.

Guidelines

  • Use title style capitalization for the label.
  • Buttons are not dynamic; their content or labels should not change depending on the context. Toggle buttons are a special case where a button has a state.
  • Don't initiate an action on right-click or double-click cause the user won't expect it.
  • Prefer using icons on buttons only for ok, apply, cancel like actions. Passive actions like e.g. those in the "System Settings => Application Appearance => Fonts" don't have icons. Don't overboard with icons.

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