Button labels in save changes alert are not verbs

Bug #1065955 reported by Damian Yerrick
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
leafpad (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I opened Leafpad to write a note to an inexperienced computer user who had left the room. When she came back, she read it and tried to close the note but couldn't figure out how to do so. She didn't understand that "Cancel" in Leafpad's save changes alert meant leave the window open.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open Leafpad.
2. Type something.
3. Click the window's close box.

Expected result: Button labels are verbs, as in Gedit (Ubuntu) and SimpleText (classic Mac OS), and the data loss button is distinctively spaced.

Save changes to Untitled?
[ Don't Save ] [ Cancel ] [ Save ]

Save changes to Untitled?
[ Close Without Saving ] [ Cancel ] [ Save ]

Actual result: Yes-No-Cancel labels, equally spaced.

Save changes to Untitled?
[ No ] [ Cancel ] [ Yes ]

I thought "Yes-No-Cancel" labels were deprecated in favor of "Verb-Another Verb-Cancel":
"For example Find and Log In are better buttons than Yes and OK."

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: leafpad
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 12 08:06:06 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/leafpad
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: leafpad
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-06-15 (119 days ago)

Revision history for this message
Damian Yerrick (tepples) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool)
Changed in leafpad (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Damian Yerrick (tepples) wrote :

For what it's worth, this bug no longer affects me. Leafpad has been replaced with Mousepad, which has the desired order:
[Don't Save] [Cancel] [Save]

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :

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Changed in leafpad (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for leafpad (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in leafpad (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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