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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
Yes, none are constant, but they are pretty common. As you mentioned earlier, the color is helpful too; perhaps even more so than positioning in cases like the Mac shutdown. In any event, the placement, color, etc. of dialogs should be subject to user testing like everything else. You want the process to be intuitive and have the shortest learning time for the most users.
Jan
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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
Not always. For example, the Windows shut down action has Cancel on the right.
Jan
15
comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
In the context of confirming deletion, is deletion the action you "want" your users to take? More importantly, why should the action you want users to take be placed on the right?
Jan
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comment Should “Yes, delete it” be red, or green?
Your last point is, I think, the most important part. Whether a confirmation or an undo feature is involved, the initial button press is what matters most. If the Delete button (pre-confirmation) is large and red and says "Delete" and has an icon indicating deletion, you would think people would not press it by accident very often.
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