Gedit - default file name is "unsaved document"

Bug #401692 reported by Arkadiusz Piekarz on 2009-07-20
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Bilal Akhtar
Fix Released
gedit (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Default name for a file created in Gedit is "unsaved document". This becomes strange when a person like me saves a couple of files without changing the default title and when he comes back to them he sees "unsaved document 1", "unsaved document 2" and so on, even though those document have been saved on the disk. This is unintuitive for new users.

In my opinion, a name "text document" would better fit such files as a default title.

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Vish (vish) wrote :

Maybe "New document" would be more appropriate.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Glennz nl (glenn-de-groot) wrote :

Unnamed document would be better

Vish (vish) on 2009-08-13
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Andrew (and471) wrote :

Or Untitled Document, this is what a lot of other projects (FOSS and proprietary) use

lawal (talktolawal) wrote :

Untitled Document

I agree with "Untitled Document' and have created a patch for this. Looks better than "Unsaved Document" too. What do you think? It's a patch for lucid's gedit package since it's currently under development.

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 (

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the new suggestion would create confusion in the case where you would save the document without changing the naming for example, it also could confuse users about documents which have a name, should the title be changed when those are edited to reflect they are not stored too?

Sebastien sorry but your comment made no sense to me. Could you please explain it?

tags: added: gedit
tags: removed: gedit
Angel Abad (angelabad) on 2010-03-01
Changed in gedit:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thanks for linking the upstream report

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
David Futcher (bobbo) on 2010-06-08
tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
Vish (vish) on 2010-06-11
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → maverick-round-2-mail+office
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gedit - 2.30.3-0ubuntu3

gedit (2.30.3-0ubuntu3) maverick; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/11_lp_401692.patch:
    - Default name of a new document is now 'Untitled Document'. (LP: #401692)
 -- Bilal Akhtar <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:50:38 +0530

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Vish (vish) wrote :

Fixed in Maverick

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar)
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → New
Jean-Philippe Fleury (jpfle) wrote :

Where can we translate the new default tab title? It's in English ("Untitled Document") in my French system (Ubuntu 10.10).

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

it has been translated there:

but after the current langpack export, it should be fixed between the rc image and the stable one with the next langpacks updates

Changed in gedit:
importance: Low → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gedit:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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