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Should ROS use a generic Log Out screen?

Poll ended at Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:28 am

Yes, stick to Microsoft's lead and use a plain option box.
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27%
No, I like the idea of using a pretty log out box.
26
58%
I just want to see the results.
7
16%
 
Total votes: 45

nightshade
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Post by nightshade »

Do you mean such a classical window:

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Phalanx
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Post by Phalanx »

nightshade wrote:[ external image ]
That was always a bad design cause it takes more clicks and moves that are required working another way.

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy »

nightshade wrote:Do you mean such a classical window:

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This will be great if you add the option Switch user and Log off. all the options located in the same screen instead of having both a "log of" and "shutdown" screen. I've always hated it in XP that it are seperate windows.

Because in 2k you had all the options in one screen. So a simple ALT-F4 was enough te bring all the options. :wink:

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Post by MadRat »

Buttons are easier to hit, and symbols are quicker to read than words. The first example from edubuntu seems like a nice way to go to me. Its also alot more colorful. Color is something lacking at this point.
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Post by nightshade »

This is the classical style as it was in win9x. If you want to use the colorful one, just use themes (like the luna style in xp). Otherwise it breaks the classical look, as the winxp shutdown and logoff dialogs does. Perhaps it looks good if you have luna turned on, but if you use the classical look it is just ugly.

@switchboy:

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Post by Blazkowicz »

I like that! and I agree a colorful version would be used along a theme. it could be part of the theme itself, even. So you won't be forced to have Luna style shutdown when you use something different.

Adding the underlined letters is nice, that's a keyboard friendly window (either use arrow keys, or press H to hibernate.)


I don't mind the separation of "logoff" and "shutdown" options, as it makes some sense, but I don't mind them together either.
Only problem is title and icon which tell you you're about to turn off the computer, switch user is not that "destructive" ;). you could have "log off options" as the title, and another icon, or both icons, or no icon at all. (but that's a detail)

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Post by MadRat »

New Xandros logout screen:

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Post by Harteex »

The Xandros one feels similiar to XP.

And at the other one:
So many buttons makes it feel a bit cluttered.

This might be interesting ;)
http://www.guidebookgallery.org/screens ... downwindow
http://www.guidebookgallery.org/screenshots/logout

ThePhysicist
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Post by ThePhysicist »

nightshade wrote:This is the classical style as it was in win9x. If you want to use the colorful one, just use themes (like the luna style in xp). Otherwise it breaks the classical look, as the winxp shutdown and logoff dialogs does. Perhaps it looks good if you have luna turned on, but if you use the classical look it is just ugly.
I have XP with classical look, but my Shutdown window looks like this:
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edit: last one worked for me. I have changed it now, hope this works.
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Post by Jaix »

ThePhysicist wrote:
nightshade wrote:This is the classical style as it was in win9x. If you want to use the colorful one, just use themes (like the luna style in xp). Otherwise it breaks the classical look, as the winxp shutdown and logoff dialogs does. Perhaps it looks good if you have luna turned on, but if you use the classical look it is just ugly.
I have XP with classical look, but my Shutdown window looks like this:
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Well not much of a picture, try correcting the address please!

DrV
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Post by DrV »

That is the shutdown dialog when you have the Welcome screen enabled. When you disable the Welcome screen (the way it should be :) ), you get the classic shutdown dialog with a combo box:
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Post by ThePhysicist »

DrV wrote:That is the shutdown dialog when you have the Welcome screen enabled. When you disable the Welcome screen (the way it should be :) )
I like the welcome screen. It's much faster to click on a user than entering the name, and I am switching users pretty often. And it is required for fast user switching, at least I think so.

DrV
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Post by DrV »

The Welcome screen is okay for casual home users, I guess, but it is worse than useless in a business environment - you can't log onto a domain, and you lose the protection of the Ctrl-Alt-Delete sequence.

Switchboy
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Post by Switchboy »

And part of the guessing game is over. If you wan't to break into a computer you have to have a username and a password. If the username is allready presented to you you only have to "guess" the password to gain acces.

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Post by geertvdijk »

what about the vista style logout? it just has 2 buttons in the start menu for logout and turnoff, and little arrows for the other options.. quite clever and fast...
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