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openSUSE:YaST styleguide why use edit

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Why should I use "Edit" and not any other label?

Although the term "Edit" might be technically incorrect (e.g. you certainly can't edit your network card you are of course configuring it :-)) there is a number of reasons why the only label should be "Edit":

  • when you click on "Edit" you are not editing your network card but you are editing your settings (just like when you click on "Add" you don't add a physically existing network card to your computer).
  • "Edit" is used in almost all YaST modules, so consistency and user expectation is another reason
  • Other operating systems (e.g. Red Hat) are using "Edit", too, so using "Edit" confirms the users expectations.