Change "no effect" text to "no effects" or "effects disabled"

Bug #730382 reported by Wayne Davison on 2011-03-07
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

In the gdm selector for choosing the session type, there is the text "Ubuntu Classic Session (no effect)" which would be better written as "Ubuntu Classic Session (no effects)" or "Ubuntu Classic Session (effects disabled)". The phrase "no effect" denotes that something doesn't do anything (since it has no effect), which can confuse the user as to what purpose that option serves. The plural is more clearly indicative that the login option will disable desktop effects. I personally think that "effects disabled" is a pretty clear wording.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-03-07
tags: added: string-fix
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this issue, Wayne; I too reacted to that menu label.

A solution is available in lp:~gunnarhj/gnome-session/lp-730382, which is proposed to be merged. Chose to just suggest the addition of a plural 's'. Think that's sufficient, and also easier to translate in some cases than "effects disabled".

affects: gdm (Ubuntu) → gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-session - 2.32.1-0ubuntu16

gnome-session (2.32.1-0ubuntu16) natty; urgency=low

  [ Gunnar Hjalmarsson ]
  * debian/patches/12_add_gnome-2d_session.patch:
    - Ambigous label in GDM's session chooser modified. Thanks to
      Wayne Davison (LP: #730382).

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * debian/patches/11_add_failsafe_option.patch:
    Make gnome-classic fallbacking in gnome-2d if unity-support-test --compiz
    tells it can't run compiz

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * debian/patches/98_git_session_dialog.patch:
    - set a better default geometry for the gnome-session-properties dialog
      thanks Nico van der Walt for suggesting a patch for it (lp: #728788)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:41:15 +0100

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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