Re: Toolbars

Subject: Re: Toolbars
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 10:57:27 -0400

>What that *means* is that, when you provide a toolbar, you should
>provide quick access to those actions that users are expected to
>perform frequently. So, if the Save button on the interface accesses
>the "Save As" dialog, the Save toolbar button should just save, without
>accessing the dialog. Likewise, the Print menu option usually accesses
>the Print dialog, but the toolbar button just sends the whole doc to
>the default printer.

And this has the result that the types who use the toolbar all the time
won't know about the facilities that have been hidden from them!

David (the idiot) Ibbetson

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