< KDE Visual Design Group | HIG | SOU WorkspaceRevision as of 21:44, 2 September 2008 by Beccascollan (talk)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) A button initiates an action when the user clicks it. Label all text buttons with imperative verbs, using title capitalization. If an action requires additional input from the user before it can be carried out, use an ellipsis (for example, Save As...). Format all buttons in a consistent way in a dialog. Keep all buttons the same height and do not use more than two different widths. Make invalid buttons insensitive (using visual feedback such as grayed-out text and no hover over affect), rather than popping up an error message when the user clicks them. Indicate that a button is active with a hover over affect [open office uses a slight background color change, dark line top and bottom – THIS IS UP FOR DEBATE] If a task offers multiple actions with one button set as default; indicate the default action with a highlighted line around the button. After pressing a button, the user should expect to see the result of their action within 1 second. Do not assign actions to double-clicking or right-clicking a button. Users are unlikely to discover these actions, and if they do, it will distort their expectations of other buttons. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=KDE_Visual_Design_Group/HIG/SOU_Workspace/Buttons&oldid=59177" Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.