[Geany-devel] various prefs warning

Matthew Brush mbrush at xxxxx
Fri Sep 16 03:40:57 UTC 2011

On 09/15/2011 07:48 AM, Nick Treleaven wrote:

> I agree, I like Dimitar's feature. I don't want to make it hard to use, just more obvious that the user should be careful.

One solution would be to just rename "Various" to "Advanced" which 
implies that these are not your regular "basic" settings.  This along 
with a little blurb in a label inside the actual tab page should be 
sufficient IMO.

Either way, I still don't think the wording "Various Preferences" should 
be used.  It's not that it's a big deal or that the wording is incorrect 
per se, but "Various Preferences" just doesn't sound idiomatic to me 
(native Canadian/US English speaker).

Lex pointed me to the discussion[1] on the ML related to this, so I made 
a quick poll[2] with the alternative words mentioned there as well as a 
few of my own.

[1] http://lists.uvena.de/geany-devel/2010-October/003315.html
[2] http://www.doodle.com/dvrvc7cxzcc7vvcv (note the little squiggly 
collapsed options if you have a small browser window)

P.S. Is there any way to make the "Various" tab in the preferences 
dialog stick to the bottom position in the notebook so that when tabs 
are added later, "Various" is still at the end?

Matthew Brush

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