Since when does the default button move with focus?



Yana
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
Windows 2000 and Windows XP both move the default button in a dialog to
match keyboard focus if focus is on a button.

I thought the point of the default button was to provide a 'default' place
to go when the user hits return.
Is something still 'default' when it changes based on user input?

I found this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;105552
on MSDN which talks about static and dynamic default buttons, but my users
are being tripped up by dynamic defaults.

Would anyone care to give an opinion on this matter?



-Yana

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Well if the users can't handle Dynamic defaults. Suggest using Static
defaults or dynamic users as an alternative.

Yana wrote:

> Windows 2000 and Windows XP both move the default button in a dialog to
> match keyboard focus if focus is on a button.
>
> I thought the point of the default button was to provide a 'default' place
> to go when the user hits return.
> Is something still 'default' when it changes based on user input?
>
> I found this:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;105552
> on MSDN which talks about static and dynamic default buttons, but my users
> are being tripped up by dynamic defaults.
>
> Would anyone care to give an opinion on this matter?
>
>
>
> -Yana
>


Since when does the default button move with focus?