Bad status tip on My Processes menu

Bug #214148 reported by Oleg Vaskevich
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome System Monitor
Fix Released
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-monitor

When hovering the mouse over the View->My Processes menu item, the status tip shows "Show user own process" when it probably should be "Show user owned processes".

Also, the Help->Report a problem menu item doesn't have a status tip.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 8 15:21:03 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-system-monitor
Package: gnome-system-monitor 2.22.0-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: gnome-system-monitor
Uname: Linux 2.6.22-14-generic i686

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Oleg Vaskevich (olegv) wrote :
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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David Stansby (dstansby-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Here's a patch that fixes this bug.

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David Stansby (dstansby-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
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David Siegel (djsiegel-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. Unfortunately a paper cut should be a small usability issue that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. I'm afraid this bug can't be addressed as part of this project. This bug is valid, but it does not affect the average user.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Thanks for the patch.

"user owned" should be "user-owned" (it's a compound adjective).

To make it even clearer, use the word "only", i.e. "Show only user-owned processes", to clarify how it's different from the other two options which also show processes you own.

For bonus points, you could go further and use the actual login name, e.g. "Show only processes owned by dstansby".

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-system-monitor - 2.28.1-1ubuntu2

gnome-system-monitor (2.28.1-1ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/05_wording_improvement.patch, improve wording of a string,
    thanks David Stansby and Matthew Paul Thomas (lp: #214148)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 18:41:20 +0100

Changed in gnome-system-monitor (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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