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== Dialogs ==
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'''Reduce the dialog flood'''
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* Do not nest dialogs more than two levels deep. <small>For example "Configuration dialog > Advanced dialog" is ok, "Configuration dialog > Advanced dialog > Further settings dialog" is too deep.</small>
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* Avoid dialogs that contain only one or two options. If possible, use inline-editing instead. <small> For example, to rename a list item, do not show a dialog but allow the user to change the label inside the list</small>
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* Do not use dialogs to display non-critical messages which do not require any further user interaction (typically dialogs with a single "OK" or "Close" button). Use info panels instead. <small>See [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Messages|Messages]]) </small>
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'''Position of dialogs'''
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* Always keep dialogs on top of their parent. <small>This is usually taken care of by the window manager. But in '''composed applications''', focus problems may occur. Check carefully in this case. </small>
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* If reference in the parent window is required, make sure your dialog does not cover relevant parts. <small>For example a find dialog should neither be centered, nor cover a search result. </small>
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'''Interaction'''
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* Set input focus on confirmation button.
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'''Only use modal dialogs when''':
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Use modal dialogs only if allowing interaction with other parts of the application while the window is open could cause data loss or some other serious problem.
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Provide a clear way of leaving the modal dialog, such as a Cancel button in an alert.
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