Unclear how to proceed after checking items in the Add-ons list

Bug #624933 reported by Dylan McCall on 2010-08-26
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software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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The new add-ons list shown for packages is awesome, although its current design may lead to some confused users.

Installing an add-on feels different from installing a package normally. Normally, you can click the Install button and the package immediately begins installing. With add-ons, a checkbox seems to take that button's place. Elsewhere in Gnome, things involving checkboxes apply right away; it's really hard to find something with an explicit Apply button.

I can see why that design is how it is (I'm not complaining about it; I like it!). However, because of that design, someone may not expect there to _be_ a button that installs the selected add-ons. Instead, a user might select some add-ons and then go do something else.

The current situation is especially problematic with a big list of add-ons like that belonging to Firefox. Perhaps something can be done to draw the user's attention to that Apply button…

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

This is certainly something we should look into.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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