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Bug 32838 - warning dialg with instruction is modal thus block user to do those instruction
Summary: warning dialg with instruction is modal thus block user to do those instruction
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extbrowser (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jan Stola
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-11 18:02 UTC by dmladek
Modified: 2015-01-28 13:47 UTC (History)
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modal warning dialog with instruction what to do :-( (6.00 KB, image/png)
2003-04-11 18:03 UTC, dmladek

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Description dmladek 2003-04-11 18:02:51 UTC
This is usability problem and I think that such
stuff should never occure in ide.
If user do something and than s/he is instructed
by modal warning dialog to do instruction on it
(which are over 3 lines) is icredibly ugly and
unfrendly to user.

Thus I mark it as P2 only (cause at least it
doesn't reak anything) and fix is easy. But I'd
rather if it goues to 3.5/Nevada too.

I have mounted javadoc for jdk1.4
Invoke View->Javadoc Index Search
I let search Exception

J.index search found some records and I
double-click on one of them

The Warning dialog appeared instead bringing up my
That is logical and it is nice, I was adviced what
to do.
  (i'm also gonna attach this snapshot:)
So, I trid folow the instruction on this dialog
but I could't :-(((
till I close those dialog by pressing OK button...

But new user (I bet $10) won't remember it and
it's very unpolite
to him/her.

Why not to have such dialogs unmodal/modeless ?
Comment 1 dmladek 2003-04-11 18:03:37 UTC
Created attachment 9894 [details]
modal warning dialog with instruction what to do :-(
Comment 2 _ rkubacki 2003-04-14 09:20:40 UTC
Half of pain is terrible structure of Options that forces us to use so
hard explanations. Needs to be designed better by UI team and

The second part is that we use modal window. This is something what we
can consider. Since the first part is out of scope of this issue (it
tracked separately) I changed prio & category.
Comment 3 _ rkubacki 2003-11-28 16:08:51 UTC
Comment 4 tp 2005-11-10 08:56:20 UTC
Dialogs like this should contain a button that takes the user directly to the
configuration option. If such a button is added, the modality of the dialog is a

"Cannot execute mozilla. Check that a valid external browser property is set in
configuration. [Configure] [Close]"
Comment 5 Jiri Prox 2007-09-17 20:19:50 UTC
Obsolete milestone, please reevaluate