Shutdown dialog asks a yes/no question but doesn't offer a binary choice

Bug #1158010 reported by Iain Lane on 2013-03-20
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Triaged
Low
Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Andrea Azzarone
Xenial
Low
Andrea Azzarone

Bug Description

The new dialog displays the text

"Goodbye Iain Lane! Are you sure you want to close all programs and shut down the computer?"

But it's not asking me if I'm sure. It's asking me to choose whether to shut down or restart.

We should come up with some better wording. Perhaps just "Would you like to shut down or restart the computer?"

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-03-23
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Rod Smith (rodsmith) wrote :

I'm not sure if this is exactly the same issue that the original bug report is about, but for me, the question is posed with no obvious way to answer it -- see the screen shot, taken from VirtualBox. There are no "Yes" or "No" buttons or any other obvious way to answer the question. To shut down the computer, I switch to a text-mode VT and issue a "shutdown" command.

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-09-23
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Opinion → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Opinion → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Incomplete
tags: added: rls-w-incoming
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Critical
importance: Critical → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity:
importance: High → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
tags: added: rls-x-incoming
removed: rls-w-incoming
Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

Suggest we implement Laney's suggestion: "Would you like to restart or shut down the computer?" (note the ordering is the same as the buttons, restart on the left, shut down on the right - at least in English UK) and I will get the OK from design.

tags: removed: rls-x-incoming
Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

Assigned to John, can you ack this?

Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

Oh, no it's not, because I can't assign it to him. I will email...

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Will: Ideally, please consider getting MPT's input on this prior to picking one, he has a good knack for finding clear solutions in cases like this.

Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

From Design, text should be:

Goodbye <first name>, would you like to shut down or restart the computer?

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 10:38:05AM -0000, Will Cooke wrote:
> >From Design, text should be:
>
> Goodbye <first name>, would you like to shut down or restart the
> computer?

We don't know how to get the first name - we only have the full name.

--
Iain Lane [ <email address hidden> ]
Debian Developer [ <email address hidden> ]
Ubuntu Developer [ <email address hidden> ]

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