RE: Modify/Edit/Save button name

Subject: RE: Modify/Edit/Save button name
From: Alan Bucher <bucherino -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:56:42 -0800 (PST)


Jan Henning wrote:
>"Apply" begs the question "what to what"? Am I applying something to
>the record? What? Am I applying the record to something? To what?

Apply is standard UI jargon for "commit the changes I made without
closing the window". It's fairly ubiquitous.

>the possibility of confusion alone seems to make "Save" a better
>choice.

I've never seen Save used where it doesn't also close the window, and
it's most commonly used in file dialogs. I think Save is out of place
here.

This appears to me as a problem that has already been solved in
countless UIs. I'd say stick with common, known usage.

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