misleading and illogical folder usage property

Bug #1800007 reported by 4nlegion on 2018-10-25
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thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Under viewing a folder's properties is a line label named "Usage:"
Following that is something like: "21.1 GB of 82.3 GB free (74% used)"

So we get the line:
    "Usage: 21.1 GB of 82.3 GB free (74% used)"

You might think this is consistent. I do not. It is poor information structure at best. Totally misleading at worst.

If you want to tell me exactly how much of my disk is free, label the line "Free". But if you really want to report system disk usage, don't confuse me by reporting how much is free followed by the usage in parenthesis. You could put all three pieces of information on the same page, but under the topic "Usage" don't put the amount free.

Yes it's trivial. Think of it as a gimme.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: thunar 1.6.15-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-36.39-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-36-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.4
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Thu Oct 25 10:38:20 2018
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/thunar
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-03 (905 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release i386 (20160420.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: thunar
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-08-21 (65 days ago)

4nlegion (4nlegion) wrote :

The property label and string were changed due to the following report:


Did you check the linked report?

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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