Labels in read-only infobar are confusing

Bug #1017135 reported by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2012-06-24
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Scratch
Fix Released
Medium
Mario Guerriero

Bug Description

Right now the button labels in read-only file infobar are confusing. "Save as New file" should be something like "Save changes elsewhere". This is made worse by translations - translators often interpret the current variant as "save under a new name" or the like.

"Dismiss" doesn't make it obvious that the changes to this file won't be saved - if you e.g. switch to some other app and then return to edit the file, the changes will be lost but you may not remember that by that time. So we'll have to:
* either keep a notice about the fact that that the file won't be saved (bad idea because that doesn't get you rid of the infobar, and doesn't let you rever the decision either)
* or remove the "dismiss" button at all and just keep the original infobar there
* or replace the "dismiss" button with a button that makes the file read-only, but this has a potential problem with forgetting why the file is not editable and considering that a bug, so this solution probably requires nasty additional infobars...

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: scratch 1.1-0~r761+pkg21~precise1 [origin: LP-PPA-elementary-os-daily]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CrashDB: scratch
Date: Sun Jun 24 16:26:02 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120303)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
 SHELL=/usr/bin/fish
SourcePackage: scratch
SuspiciousXErrors:

ThirdParty: True
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

tags: added: readonly-handling
Changed in scratch:
milestone: none → luna-beta1
Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g) wrote :

What do you think about using "Ignore" instead of "Dismiss"? It is more obvious, as "Save changes elsewhere"

Changed in scratch:
assignee: nobody → elementary UX Team (elementary-design)
Changed in scratch:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

I guess we don't have the option to authenticate to edit it?

Not for Luna.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

So, I guess I would opt to remove the "Dismiss" button for now, and we can come back with a real authentication solution after Luna.

Thoughts?

Agreed.

Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g) wrote :

So you suggest to only remove the "Dismiss" button?

Yes, and (ideally) allow editing the document before choosing the new location too.

Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g) wrote :

It is not a good idea, it will give you the impression that it is editable...

Changed in scratch:
assignee: elementary UX Team (elementary-design) → Mario Guerriero (mefrio-g)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-08-03
Changed in scratch:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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