Nautilus restart dialog has unclear instructions

Bug #1292510 reported by Steve Magoun on 2014-03-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu)
update-notifier (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I installed nautilus-dropbox from the software center. During installation it put up a dialog that gives the user 2 options to proceed: "Restart Nautilus" and "Next". It's not clear which one the user should choose. I think the desired behavior is that the user chooses "Restart Nautilus" and then chooses "Next", but that is not clear. Furthermore, when you press the "Restart Nautilus" button, there is no feedback to the user that anything happens.

For a better user experience, consider 2 buttons in that dialog: "Restart Nautilus" and "Skip Restart". When pressed, both buttons should take the user to the next screen ("Dropbox Start Required"). The "Restart Nautilus" button should also restart nautilus, as it currently does.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: nautilus-dropbox 1.6.1-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-17.37-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Mar 14 08:36:39 2014
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EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-02 (101 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20130203-13:50
SourcePackage: nautilus-dropbox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-12 (29 days ago)

Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :
Chow Loong Jin (hyperair) wrote :

Adding an update-notifier task since there isn't a way to hide the Next button in the restart dialog.

Changed in nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged

It's a usability issue that doesn't limit the functionality of a core package.

Changed in nautilus-dropbox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in update-notifier (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
no longer affects: dropbox-share
David (davidlewisholt) wrote :

I have the same issue as Steve Magoun

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