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Close without saving dialog - improve button labels

Tim Haines 7 years ago • updated by Andrew Holloway 7 years ago 2
If you have a new file and try to close it without saving, the buttons show:

[ Don't Save ] .....  [Cancel] [OK]

It would be an improvement to say:

[ Don't Close ] .....  [ Close Without Saving ] [ Save ]
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Agree.  Task directed button labels are significantly easier to mentally parse, and then make the right decision.
Following OS X's convention, the labels should be 

[Don't Save] [Cancel] [Save] (or [Save...] if it is a new file)

On Windows, the button order would be reversed, but the labels should be the same despite the prevailing tendency for buttons to be labeled [OK] [Cancel].