[System Settings] Changes needed for the UI on a tablet device

Bug #1541588 reported by Pat McGowan on 2016-02-03
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Bill Filler
indicator-network (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Ken VanDine

Bug Description

Note for design: can we simply avoid referring to the/this phone as in most uses its not necessary for clarity, and then the same text can always apply..

Main panel:
Hide Cellular
Hide Hotspot
Hide Phone
About this phone -> About this device or just About
Reset phone -> Reset device or just Reset

Ensure default for images is landscape

Hide Ringer, Phone Calls and Messages sections

Security and Privacy
Locking and unlocking > Lock security "Unlock the phone using" --> "Unlock the device using"
Locking and unlocking > Lock when idle "Lock the phone when..." --> "Lock the device when ..."
"Phone won't lock..." --> Device won't lock ..."

About this device
Developer mode > "this phone" --> "this device"

A minor point but what happens when we search in settings for hidden stuff

Note from design:

- The text in the UI should never refer to "Phone", "Tablet" or "Desktop". Instead the word "Device" should be used.

- e.g. "About This Computer" or "About This Phone" is incorrect. This wording should be changed to "About this device" in both the indicator and System Settings to be convergence friendly.

- This change applies to all device references in the UI.

Related branches

summary: - Changes needed for the UI on a tablet device
+ [System Settings] Changes needed for the UI on a tablet device
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → ww08-2016
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2016-02-04
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Critical
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: ww08-2016 → ww04-2016
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in indicator-network (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-system-settings - 0.3+16.04.20160208-0ubuntu1

ubuntu-system-settings (0.3+16.04.20160208-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Make cellular and phone dynamically visible (LP: #1541588)
  * Set a fixed width to 50 GU when in windowed mode (LP: #1542050)

 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:32:42 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Javier Ibáñez (javier-ibanez) wrote :

Hi all,

The issue is fixed in r17 firmware version.

Best regards.

John McAleely (john.mcaleely) wrote :

See bug #1544925 for the developing story re ofono

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-network - 0.7.0+16.04.20160212-0ubuntu1

indicator-network (0.7.0+16.04.20160212-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ Pete Woods ]
  * Fix Connectivity::status property. (LP: #1531380)
  * Add PPTP support to VPN editor.
  * Make ofono dependency optional. (LP: #1521142)
  * Only show the modem menu when there's actually a modem (LP:

  [ Rodney Dawes ]
  * Change the dependency on indicator-network to a Recommends. (LP:

 -- Pete Woods <email address hidden> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:27:33 +0000

Changed in indicator-network (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Andrea Bernabei (faenil) on 2016-08-26
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: John Lea (johnlea) → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) on 2016-08-26
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → In Progress
no longer affects: ubuntu-ux
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