2006-08-18

Apple bug Friday! 46

This bug is CrashReporter dialog has "Close" button. It was filed on 2006-06-02 at 15:17 PDT.


Summary:

The “unexpectedly quit” dialog has a “Close” button.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Crash an application.

Expected Results:

A dialog box comes up, saying that the application has unexpectedly quit, showing the backtrace, and offering me the option to either “Report” the crash or one of:

  • Quit [the application]
  • Cancel [reporting]
  • Don't Report

Actual Results:

A dialog box comes up, saying that the application has unexpectedly quit, showing the backtrace, and offering me the option to either “Report” the crash or “Close” something.

Regression:

None known.

Notes:

It is not clear what is being closed. I think the immediate guess is the application; only on further reflection does one realize that if the application has already quit, it must not be available to be “closed”. It could refer to the window, but isn't that what the red widget is for? But there is no red widget, because this is a dialog box.

The button's title should be changed, to one of the three names listed in Expected Results. Of those, my favorite is “Don't Report”.


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