[Users and Groups] Advanced Settings: User Privileges on using Audio/Video not descriptive enough

Bug #593110 reported by jhfhlkjlj
This bug affects 3 people
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system-tools-backends (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: system-tools-backends

In the user privileges section of setting up a user, one has the option to "use audio devices". This is not well-worded, as I found out (the hard way) that this actually means that the user would be able to EXCLUSIVELY lock the sound device. I added myself as another user on a co-shared computer with a friend and harmlessly added myself to be able to use sound only to mess up user switching with sound. Since one would have a lock on the device, the other couldn't use the sound card (and pulseaudio flips out).

Please reword this. "Use audio device exclusively" may not be the best answer, but it is bad to mislabel such a harmless-seeming option.

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Aigars Mahinovs (aigarius) wrote :

Why is this marked as a duplicate of #433654 ? It was explicitly split from that bug as the functionality of the backend is a separate issue from the wording in a frontend.

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