"Send To..." should become "Send To >" sub-menu

Bug #390193 reported by Lightbreeze on 2009-06-21
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Ubuntu
Undecided
Unassigned
One Hundred Papercuts
Undecided
Unassigned
nautilus-sendto
Expired
Low
nautilus-sendto (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

At the moment Nautilus shows "Send To..." in it's right-click menu. This brings up a dialog with a drop-down list with items "Instant Message (Pidgin)", "Email (Evolution)", "Removable disks and shares" or "CD/DVD Creator" depending what is found.

The rest of the dialog morphs depending on what you select, maybe showing another drop-down with online contacts.

Opening this dialog, you will only see one option ("Instant Message (Pidgin)" if it's running). The other options are not immediately visible. These are unnecessarily buried, especially for a new user looking to send files to bluetooth or a flash drive.

I believe showing these options in a sub-menu of "Send To >" would increase discoverability. Pressing "Instant Message (Pidgin)" would just bring up the dialog with the correct item preselected in the drop-down list.

Bluetooth and USB storage devices might be listed directly, after a separator, rather than showing the dialog.

Does anybody have experience on how well new users discover these options, specifically sending to a device?

A. Walton (awalton) on 2009-06-21
affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → nautilus-sendto (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in nautilus-sendto (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in nautilus-sendto:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus-sendto (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

mpt says context menus should not contain submenus: https://bugs.launchpad.net/hundredpapercuts/+bug/393645/comments/4

> Opening this dialog, you will only see one option ("Instant Message (Pidgin)" if it's running). The other options are not immediately visible.
I believe this remains a valid point. Another solution would be to modify the dialog to make the other options (email, removable devices, bluetooth) more visible.

Since mpt also says context menus are for advanced users, perhaps this problem is not visible enough to be considered a paper cut.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

Its a new feature so ruled out for a papercut

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in nautilus-sendto:
importance: Unknown → Low
Changed in nautilus-sendto:
status: New → Expired
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