Opened 6 years ago

#15797 new enhancement

"Create this new account..." checkbox should be more visible

Reported by: sergiodj Owned by: deryni
Milestone: Component: XMPP
Version: 2.10.7 Keywords:
Cc: gabriel@…


Hi, there!

First of all, thanks for this great software :-). Although I don't use it anymore, it is still an amazing IM client.

Well, this enhancement proposal came out of a discussion I had with a friend. He was trying to create a new user on a XMPP/Jabber server, and spent an absurd amount of time complaining about an "Authentication Failure" error. He even asked someone to take a look at what he was doing, but didn't manage to get past the error.

Anyway, after a *long* time we discovered that he actually wasn't marking the "Create this new account on the server" checkbox. How depressing :-).

While I agree that he was anxious and did not read carefully the screen, I also think that the fact that the checkbox is placed in a bad, poorly visible place contributed to that. IMHO, a best place for it would be below the "Remember password" button. But I also know that sometimes designers have lots of arguments for doing things the way they do, and I am in no position to question them ;-). Therefore, *if* you should decide not to change the position of the checkbox, I would like to ask you to, at least, change the error message displayed when the user provided is invalid in the server. In fact, I believe this should be done regardless of what you decide about the checkbox! :-)

Well, that's it for now! I hope you find my arguments reasonable, but I am surely open to questions and comments. Thanks in advance.

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