Saturday, April 07, 2012

Cancel is OK

This is funny, you press cancel, and you get two options: "cancel", and "OK"... I pressed "cancel" three times before I realized that "OK" was the one which would actually cancel the operation.

I'm converting a stack of DVDs to MP4, for viewing on my iPad. In my home hotspot, I can view it over the wifi, so I don't have to fill more video on the limited space on the iPad 3, which is already straining with iTunes TV show purchases. (I really think they should have upgraded the space options this time, especially since the iPad 3 can play and produce HD video. 64GB is not a lot these days.)


Timo Lehtinen said...

Actually, as per the NeXTstep/OS X UI style, the button text should specify the action verb. For example "Save", "Print", etc. rather than a simple "OK", which is what we are used to seeing on Microsoft Windows.

So, in this case, both buttons should say "Cancel".

Tommy said...

I guess it should have been "Yes" or "No", because it was asking the question; Do you want to cancel the conversion?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

"So, in this case, both buttons should say "Cancel"."

Hehe. Reminds me of the politically correct French hotel which had faucets (taps) labelled C and C, for Cold and Chaud (hot in French).