Re: Acceptable synonym needed

Subject: Re: Acceptable synonym needed
From: Kat Nagel <katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:27:09 -0400

Joyce Fetterman <JoyceF -at- gtsoftware -dot- com> wrote:
We want to move these limited-use properties to another tab. Question is,
what do we call that new tab?

/kevin <KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com> answered:
The moral of the tale is that you need to make your
tab repellent, or at least boring. Not intriguing or enticing;
>it shouldn't even have the lure of the illicit.

Tabs are automatically enticing. I think it has something to do with the way they stand up and wave at us <g>.

When I have something that is of intense interest to a few users but useless or confusing to the majority, I bury it under a More... or Other... button somewhere in the middle of a tab or dialog window---low enough in the window so that basic-level users will get bored and leave before clicking it, but above the all-important OK and Cancel buttons.

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