While betatesting one of the various programs that pass by my hands, I stumbled across this truly unique gem of madness:
Clicking on Font pops up the font selection dialog(there’s FontBucket behind that btw – TamsPalm’s tutorials really do work):
So far so good – but figuring this out took me(as a longterm user) ages – in fact, I filed a bug report because of the three points after font. I simply didn’t realize that we were dealing with a command button here – the design/interaction pattern was broken.
Today’s hint is simple – when you need a command button(one that toggles an action), use just that. Don’t abuse any of the other system-provided widgets…your users will love you for it!