Validate Credentials When Saving Settings

Coordinator
Oct 15, 2008 at 9:51 PM
I'm curious what others think about validating user credentials when saving settings. I thought about it when seeing issues related to logging in to Twitter from the gadget. The good thing is that you wouldn't be able to save credentials that don't work. The bad thing is that clicking OK from the settings dialog can sometimes take a while. The only reason I'm looking at a possible change is because I don't like the extra click to validate and submit settings. Perhaps the best option might be to have a checkbox to allow the user to decide whether or not to validate credentials when closing the dialog.

Any thoughts?
Coordinator
Oct 16, 2008 at 8:58 PM
I believe it should work with either clicking validate or just clicking 'ok'...at this point I don't think the validation is even necessary