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comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
Ah, I like this idea, thanks. I may go for something like this for the second part: “Once this is done, you may return to this screen and proceed with the installation”, what do you think about the wording? i.imgur.com/8q8GIf0.png
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comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
I appreciate the suggestion, then. It’s true that if seen as an additional help then it does not have to cover 100% of the use cases.
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comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
Relying on the header seems like an awful technical decision: it requires unnecessary server-side development and support, it’s not guaranteed to be here (old browsers, web proxies), it won’t work if my software is downloaded from other places, or installed on another machine, it’s browser-dependent, it requires a version of .NET more recent than what my software actually requires. Even for the cases where it might work, I would still need some kind of prerequisite discovery in my installer, and back to square one.
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comment What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?
I really can’t do that. My software weighs about 1.2 MiB, whereas .NET is about 230 MiB, plus optional security fixes downloaded by its installer.
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comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
Thanks. I eventually went for this solution. It required changing the GUI toolkit but the end result is a lot more satisfying. See i.imgur.com/kSt8ptX.png
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comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
The major problem is that it makes the “Sequence” column very wide, because it adapts to the width of the longest sequence. But you’re right — there is no reason why I couldn’t use it, and I think it’s worth making that suggestion an answer.
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comment What character can I use to represent the space bar?
For the same reason I didn’t like {spc}: it’s too verbose (I’ll make that more clear in my question) and I was hoping there was a single replacement character that might convey enough meaning.