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OK-Cancel or Cancel-OK

27 mayo, 2008

Should the OK button come before or after the Cancel button? Following platform conventions is more important than suboptimizing an individual dialog box.
We get countless questions about small details in UI design that don’t matter much to the overall user experience. One classic is the order of buttons in dialog boxes:
OK/Cancel
Cancel/OK
Both are reasonable choices, and people can argue for hours about their preferences: Listing OK first supports the natural reading order in English and other languages that read left-to-right. Many other button sets have a natural progression (say, Yes/No or Previous/Next). You should always list these so that the reading order matches the logical order “

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