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I want to disable the Save button until the user makes a change. Two reasons: It's redundant to have two buttons side-by-side that perform identical actions. A user might logically assume these buttons with different labels must do different things. (The little X button that closes the window and the Close button are also technically redundant, but I've ...
The status bar is often used for displaying the state, edit mode, or otherwise non-editable non-critical information, without cluttering the main pane. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups If however the information is crucial because the functionality becomes crippled / very different then it's always good to alert ...
@Roger Attrill's answer gave me the idea to try disabled labels, which I handn't thought of before.
You could give the information required whilst also adding value by indicating the last time the modes were used. For example:
I don't think the radio buttons are a bad idea per se, but it's an explanation that itself raises new questions: if there are other modes, why can't I switch to them? It would be best to support this (or a simple label) with an explanation of the current mode and what it takes to be able to switch to the other mode. download bmml source – ...
I would not use radio buttons unless the user can interact with it. You can use a simple label or hyperlink (explaining what the modes are) instead. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups You can have a overlay or a modal window pop-up when you click on the mode to explain what it is.
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