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BUG - format issue with light grey or white in the UI

Participant ,
Apr 02, 2023 Apr 02, 2023

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Hi, I posted this as a bug as it is ambiguous.  

Grey or white for on off.  Is white not grey, for the active document but grey not white for the active pubish setting.  See my screen capture where i have two documents open, and the active one is white not grey but below that in the publish settings, the grey choice is active and not the white.

 

screen cap to illustrate the ambiguityscreen cap to illustrate the ambiguity

 

A solution would be to change the publish setting to on and off with a slider with green like on an iphone. That would then be really clear and unambiguous, or if adobe doesn't like that idea, then try a yes no checkbox arrangment with a tick or something.

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Apr 02, 2023 Apr 02, 2023

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I agree with your point to some extent, this is not a great example of well-designed UI.  The buttons on the Publish dialog are often misunderstood because Captivate users don't recognise the type of control they are meant to represent. 

 

They are not tabs (like the ones above that represent open files). The designer of the Publish dialog thought it would be a clever idea to use Push Buttons.  The button that is pushed in (and therefore ON) is shown as a darkker colour.  However, as you have pointed out, this then leads to confusion with other UI elements that represent the active state with lighter colours.  Usability suffers as a result.

 

Unfortunately, your chances of having a usability flaw like this correct now when Captivate 2019 is around 5 years old is nil.  Many of us have point out this poor design but with no result or even acknowledgement from Adobe.

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Apr 02, 2023 Apr 02, 2023

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I thought maybe if I label my post title with the word bug, and when adobe do a search of all posts that have the word bug in them whilst getting ready for their next version, they might just come across this.  I'm just guessing they might do a search for the word feature and the word bug before whilst working on their updates.  It's not a really important thing. just a little confusing.

 

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Apr 03, 2023 Apr 03, 2023

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The most recent version has no longer an option to publish to SWF, but indeed, lot of users have pointed out that poor design even during beta testing. 

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