application > accessories > take screenshot (should be take a screenshot)

Reported by ibizatunes on 2010-12-13
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Unassigned
main-menu
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

application > accessories > take screenshot (should be take a screenshot)
"Take Screenshot" inst good English, "Take a Screenshot" sounds better

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2010-12-13
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in main-menu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

I think this issue deserves a bit of discussion. No other entry in the menu describes the activity what it can do, so this one should avoid that too. I think something like "Screenshot tool" would be better.

Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

I agree that avoiding naming it after an activity would be best. I also think that avoiding the use of words like 'tool' and 'utility' is desirable as these types of words aren't very user friendly. I think the following would be good alternatives:

- Screen Capture
- Screenshot Camera
- Screen Camera

Or something along those lines.

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Screen Capture sounds the best, as I think it should not contain the word Camera, because it does not have anything to do with a camera, and could cause confusion.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

main-menu is not what you think it is - it's a component of the text-mode installer.

This string is in the gnome-screenshot package, which is part of gnome-utils.

Changed in main-menu:
status: New → Invalid
affects: main-menu (Ubuntu) → gnome-utils (Ubuntu)
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-27
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → nt7-potpourri
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2011-01-27
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → nobody
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
kzmd (kzmd-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I'm happy to work on this bug, however I need to know what to change the menu entry to. Is there a consensus on Screen Capture? Or does it require more discussion?

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → kzmd (kzmd)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: kzmd (kzmd) → nobody
status: In Progress → Confirmed
ibizatunes (ibizatunes) wrote :

I think screen capture would be good description for getting a screenshot

Nathan Heafner (nathan1465-5) wrote :

this seems like a personal preference and not a blatant mishap in spelling or grammar.

take a screen shot is a descriptive sentence of what that menu item does, i would say that menu items should not be sentences.

affects: gnome-utils (Ubuntu) → gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)
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