Skype Error Message

WTF… Which button do I click?

Skype error

The message reads: Skype installation is not complete. If you exit now, you can try again later by running the Skype installer. [Yes] [No]

There really is only one choice here: [OK]

Bah. Just a minor rant. I simply don’t understand the lack of thought that seems to exist in the design of warning, information, and error message. Actually, maybe the title of this post is a misnomer… What does that question mark in the talk bubble mean?


  1. One of my pet peeves, too. That and message text with obvious grammatical errors.

    I think the question mark means the developer was clueless.

  2. The question mark means “We have no idea what’s wrong, figure it out your damn self.” At least, that’s been my experience.

  3. The title of the message box is “Exit Installer”. In Mac OS X the title would appear in the body of the message field set in bold type and the confusing message under it. I think it would make more sense presented that way.

    Giving you the option of leaving an installer open once it has finished installing is just plain weird—and very common.

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