We have a search dialog that has a criteria pane at the top, and a result pane at the bottom. We have placed the FIND button between the two panes in the dialog, but in practice people are expecting to find the FIND button (to trigger the search) at the bottom of the dialog.
The question is: should we have 3 buttons at the bottom of the dialog: FIND, OK, CANCEL
- If you edit a criteria, the OK button is disabled
- If you select a row in the result list panel, the OK button is disabled.
or: should we combine the FIND / OK button into one, using the most recent focus pane to toggle the button?
- if you edit a criteria, the button toggles to FIND, and the result list is cleared.
- If you click a row in the result list pane, the button toggles to OK
Does anyone have experiences from a similar design?