Timeout for KMessageBox (Was: Patch for KMessageBox)

Gunnar Schmi Dt gunnar at schmi-dt.de
Tue May 13 09:36:36 BST 2003

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On Monday 12 May 2003 21:59, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Monday 12 May 2003 21:40, Gunnar Schmi Dt wrote:
> > Depending on the amount of text in the message box and the time (you say
> > 30 seconds) you might want to consider to add an option to disable the
> > timeout or to enlarge the time. Please think off low-visioned people who
> > cannot read as fast as you can.
> Your wish is my command (seriously, this kind of usability thing is
> important). Although I wonder about low-visioned people who regularly use a
> low-contrast poorly backlit low resolution handheld device with
> hard-to-distinguish letters. Certainly for general inclusion such a timeout
> should be configurable.

Well, I did not think enough when picking an example user. Off course it would 
be difficult for low-visioned people to use a low-contrast poorly backlit low 
resolution handheld device. I just wanted to make you see possible 
accessibility constraints with this timeout.

It is up to you to decide whether all people who use a handheld can read, 
understand the question, decide and navigate with their mouse fast enough (30 
seconds are not long). If that is the case a fixed timeout might be ok.

Gunnar Schmi Dt
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