< Https://community.kde.org/Get Involved/design/HCI/ChecklistsRevision as of 10:10, 16 May 2019 by Jucato (talk | contribs) (3 revisions imported: Imported from TechBase)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Template:Proposed move to community Warning and Error Messages Language Warning dialogs should be: Understandable. Clearly phrased messages, do not use technical terms or obscure error codes. Specific instead of general. If the message is reporting a problem concerning a specific object or application, the object or application name should be used when referring to it. Informative and constructive. The reason for a problem should be given, and hints on how to solve it. Polite, non-terrifying and non-blaming. Wording that terrifies the user ("fatal", "illegal") shouldn't be used, users shouldn't be blamed for their behavior, the message should be polite. Confirmation buttons When the user has the choice between two options, descriptive labels should be used instead of yes/no buttons. When the message does not require further user input, the confirmation button should be labeled "Close" (instead of "OK"). Details on demand If there are more than three sentences of explanation, they should be provided in a "Details" section. In the dialog, there should be only a short message. Error codes and other technical information should be provided in a "Details" section. Info panels panels instead of dialogs may be used to display non-critical messages which do not require any further user interaction (typically dialogs with a single "OK" or "Close" button). For examples, see Examples Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Https://community.kde.org/Get_Involved/design/HCI/Checklists/ErrorMessages&oldid=84077" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.