Why point fingers?
By gridbag on Jul 22, 2009
For the past few days, I have been pointing to various GUI bloopers that I have seen. Today's nugget comes from our own Solaris JDS screen to unlock a display. I am more than a 100% sure that this is a known issue, but I wanted to put the blooper here anyway.
Here's the screen that is displayed to me for about a second or two when I have typed in my password correctly and pressed Enter.
When I saw this dialog box for the first time, my first reaction was, oh hell, perhaps the password was incorrect.
Look at this dialog box - there is so much wrong in there. First, the password text box is displayed as is. Now it may be that the text box is disabled, but to my eyes, it does not look so (even if it is, it shouldn't be there in the first place). Secondly, that poor little label telling us that the login was successful is a pauper on the screen when it should have been the king. And, the dialog box still tells me that the display is locked. Very confusing to me atleast.