Confusing unmounting a pendrive - too many options to choose

Bug #454546 reported by Michał Gołębiowski-Owczarek on 2009-10-18
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Let's assume I'm a regular Ubuntu user. I want to remove a pendrive. I right-click the icon and what I see? Three options to choose!

1) Unmount
2) Eject
3) Safely remove a device (it seems it's the same as Eject)

I think only the 3rd option should be left. It's the way it's done in MS Windows XP (Vista/Seven behaves worse) and I think it's a proper way. If a user want to view their device again, they can disconnect and connect it again. If sb doesn't want to do that and they does want to unmount, not eject a device, then... then the user isn't a regular user and they know how to use a umount command - GUI option to do that is not needed, it only confuses others.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: b35340b6290029563207fd4b2aa461a1
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
Date: Sun Oct 18 09:59:01 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Alpha amd64 (20091008)
Package: nautilus 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2563): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:2563): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:2677): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:2655): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (gnome-panel:2654): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to allocate widget with width -5 and height 24

summary: - Confusing unmounting a pendrive - too much choice (3 options)
+ Confusing unmounting a pendrive - too many choices (3 options)
summary: - Confusing unmounting a pendrive - too many choices (3 options)
+ Confusing unmounting a pendrive - too many options to choose
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported, but feel free to report any other bugs you find.

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gvfs (Ubuntu)
Changed in gvfs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
affects: gvfs (Ubuntu) → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
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