Author Topic: FIXED 7.9.8.1b - Installer defaulting new settings - the wording of the popup  (Read 3198 times)

Offline Coldblackice

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This message has always confused me:

"Some default settings have changed. Do you want to set default configuration while preserving process defaults, disallowed processes, and other lists? (recommended)"

First, "Some default settings have changed."

Does this mean that default settings in this currently-installing version have changed from past-version's defaults? Or does it mean that the past version already installed on the machine has had some of its settings deviated from the fresh-install defaults?

"Do you want to set default configuration while preserving process defaults, disallowed processes, and other lists? (recommended)"

This is a loaded question, which makes it unclear what the outcome will be when clicking no/cancel. What happens if the user clicks no? And particularly after they already checked the box on the previous screen to reset settings? Does "no" mean that no settings whatsoever will be touched/reset, thereby cancelling the reset-settings checkbox? Or does "no" mean that *every* setting will be reset, even the custom process lists/disallowed/etc?



Obviously this is a trivial thing and nothing to get crazy about. I just know that, personally, when there's been a big version update, I usually like to reset my config to the defaults, thinking that maybe there have been some improvements that may not benefit as largely if I keep old settings. The confusion stems between the combination of outcomes with the reset-settings checkbox + the popup message question -- particularly what happens when clicking no.

Anyway, just a heads-up!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 04:23:17 PM by Jeremy Collake »



Offline BenYeeHua

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Re: Resetting default settings, and the wording of the popup
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 07:53:49 AM »
Ya, this is why I hate Language sometimes(and also the limit of the words on dialogs), it is easy to misunderstood by people. :P

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Re: Resetting default settings, and the wording of the popup
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 04:11:21 PM »
When I'm programming, for whatever reason, my ability to compose English goes out the window. And, yes, it is my native language. Or maybe my native language is C++....

This is something I never see, so didn't notice how bad it was.

The answer is that it is changing some ProBalance timing settings. No other settings are affected.
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Re: Resetting default settings, and the wording of the popup
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 04:13:39 PM »
And if the user clicks No, then.. nothing happens, that's all.
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Re: Resetting default settings, and the wording of the popup
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 04:20:20 PM »
I've changed the wording to:

"Some default settings have changed. We won't mess up your settings, but need to update a few ProBalance settings. Is this OK? If not, no changes will be made."

This is for English. Most translators don't fool with the installer strings, but those that do will have to handle the change on their end -- or maybe they phrased it better than myself to start with ;)
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