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Oct
25
comment Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
However, here's an idea that we have come up with: in the situations where this happens, have the options in both tabs, but have a link in one of the tabs to the other tab in the place where the "common options" would otherwise go. This way the user gets accustomed to editing that feature in the other tab. Thoughts?
Oct
25
comment Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
I apologize for the late response- this got lost in the things I was working on. That is again a good idea, but I feel it wouldn't be feasible in my situation, mainly because the other non-common features are best not put together.
Oct
17
comment Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
Yes, they are shared. If the user changes in one place, then it changes in the other place.
Oct
16
comment Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
That's a good point... I perhaps could prevent the user from thinking this through careful wording of the labels. Concerning your screenshot: Unfortunately the common settings in my circumstance are only common to those two tabs, and would be out of place being common to everything.
Oct
15
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Oct
15
comment Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
@Thomas: The details of the common options do not allow that option, unfortunately. And besides which they would be too few to reasonably put on a tab by themselves.
Oct
15
asked Settings dialog with multiple tabs: same options on two different tabs?
Oct
15
comment Wizard or Tab ?
So most tax software gets it wrong? All the ones I've ever seen use a tabbed structure. Does it make a difference when you are working with a HUGE wizard, which tax software certainly is?
Feb
27
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