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Turtles/Modal Dialogs All the Way Up

In the recent macOS and iOS releases, Apple introduced a new icon to inform users about collecting data.

Here’s an example displayed from the macOS App Store. I really like both the icon (a handshake—the symbol of mutual agreement and something that most of the times lacks completely or is hidden behind legalese) and the dialog itself.

Apple data confidentiality dialog and icon

If I click the “See how your data is managed…” link, then I get another model dialog stacked on top. This, I don’t like1.

Apple data confidentiality stacked dialog

Thankfully the links in this dialog are either refreshing the content itself or open a web browser.


  1. How about the buttons in the 2 dialogs? Why would they be aligned? If there would be a third dialog, would you bet on the buttom being on the left hand side? 

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