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Mathijs Panhuijsen <[log in to unmask]>
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Hello all,

 

I'm helping to design a dialog to publish content to one or more
servers.

 

The dialog contains (among other optional configuration options):

*	a list of one or more checkboxes, indicating servers the user
can publish to.
*	a Publish button and a Cancel button.

 

If there is only one checkbox, it is preselected when the dialog opens,
and cannot be deselected. The Publish button is active and has focus.

 

If there are multiple checkboxes, the Publish button won't become active
until at least one of them is selected.

 

My question is about the default button behavior (basically, what
happens if you press Enter) in the second scenario initially.

That is, if no checkboxes have been selected, what should pressing Enter
do (i.e. what control should have focus)?

 

I think the choices are:

*	put focus on the first checkbox; pressing Enter selects it.
*	put focus nowhere, and place if on the Publish button only when
at least one checkbox has been selected.

 

What is your take on this?

 

Thanks,

 

Mathijs Panhuijsen

Technical Writer

SDL Tridion




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