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Hallway useability Test

Which City Desk Toolbar Buttons config would you prefer.

1)  Save
2)  'Save and Close'
3)  Close
4)  'Save' AND 'Close'
5)  Neither
6)  Both
7)  New  -  New and Close - New and Close and Save - Close and New and Save and Close and New...

Art Vandelay
Saturday, November 2, 2002

"4", with the condition that if you hit "Close", you will be asked whether you want to save your changes (assuming you made any) before the file is closed.

Alex Chernavsky
Saturday, November 2, 2002

"Save and Close".

CityDesk has a "Save" item in the File menu. There is also a Ctrl+S shortcut for it.

97% of the time I want to close my document when I hit save in CityDesk.

However, here is a great example of why customizable toolbars are super-keen. That's what I'd REALLY want. I want to be able to remove the buttons I don't want, and add the ones I do.

Tim Sullivan
Saturday, November 2, 2002

Hey Art, how's Vandelay industries going?

Matthew Lock
Saturday, November 2, 2002

It's a highly elastic Business.

Is 2 a representative sample?

Art Vandelay
Sunday, November 3, 2002

I like the Seinfeld allusion.

Justin Van Patten
Sunday, November 3, 2002

SERENITY NOW!!!!!!

Matthew Lock
Monday, November 4, 2002

"Which do you think would be more useable?" does not constitute a useability test. You really need to implement it both ways, ask a few people to use it, and watch them.

In useability, opinions without facts are generally worthless.

Jim Lyon
Monday, November 4, 2002

"In useability, opinions without facts are generally worthless."

Only in useability??  I thought that was pretty ubiquitous.

Dignified
Monday, November 4, 2002

Nah, you forget: in politics opinions without facts are called govt. policy.

Robert Moir
Monday, November 4, 2002

"Nah, you forget: in politics opinions without facts are called govt. policy."

Too true.  However, I would still file most government policy under "generally worthless." ;)

Dignified
Tuesday, November 5, 2002

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