[mythtv-users] Auto expire setting ambiguity
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Tue Oct 11 07:24:41 UTC 2005
Peter Darley wrote:
> On Oct 10, 2005, at 7:59 AM, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
>> However, all is not lost: it's not necessary to change the control
>> to a
>> checkbox. All that is needed to remove ambiguity is to change the text
>> to read "Auto Expire is ON" and "Auto Expire is OFF", or something
>> similar. This would actually reverse the current sense of the button
>> from the user's point of view (it's currently an "action" button, this
>> would make it a "status" button), but it would be absolutely clear that
>> the button text reflected the current status.
> Or better might be "Set to auto-expire" or "Cancel auto-expire".
> This wouldn't cause problems with people who are used to using the
> buttons as they are now.
I see you both understand my point. Yes, it needs to indicate clearly
what is meant, because, as it is now, Auto-expire does not actually do
any auto-expiring, unlike play or delete buttons which do what they
say. All it does is set a flag that let's it auto-expire later.
I like this last suggestion above, and it is so easy to fix.
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