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From "Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSTUDIO-234) Greyed out menu items should have a tool tip explaining *why* they're greyed out
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:34:45 GMT

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Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot commented on DIRSTUDIO-234:
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Interesting reading on this subject... -> http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/515/disabled-menus-are-usable

> Greyed out menu items should have a tool tip explaining *why* they're greyed out
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSTUDIO-234
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSTUDIO-234
>             Project: Directory Studio
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: studio-ldapbrowser
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.1
>         Environment: OSX 10.4
>            Reporter: Alan Batie
>            Assignee: Stefan Seelmann
>             Fix For: 1.2.0
>
>
> All GUIs should have a tool tip explaining why something is greyed out and what needs
to be done to make it active (and it needs to be *useful* information, not just "it doesn't
apply" or "you're not allowed to do that now" --- it's obvious the *application* thinks that
because it's greyed out).  In this case, I did a search against our ldap server, found an
attribute that needed removing and did so.  Then I did another search.  This time the font
changed to italic, and when I go to delete an attribute, Delete is greyed out.  There is no
clue anywhere as to what's going on.  I searched in help for the ldap browser, and found very
little.

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