"Replace file" provides meaningless ok/cancel as options

Bug #119962 reported by Endolith on 2007-06-12
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Mozilla Thunderbird
Confirmed
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)
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Mozilla Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird

If you save a file and the filename already exists, Thunderbird asks if you want to overwrite the file.

The two options given are "Ok" and "Cancel". If you press "Ok", it overwrites the file. If you press "Cancel", it prompts you for a different name. Very Microsoftish.

The options should be changed to "Overwrite" and "Rename" (and maybe include a third button for "Cancel" as well).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 11 23:04:01 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird 1.5.0.12-0ubuntu0.7.04
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: mozilla-thunderbird
Uname: Linux Inspiron 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Thu Jun 7 20:19:32 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Well, I'm baffled, unless you mean bug 40700. Any hints ?

well, there's bug 107560, but that's not what i'm thinking of.

look for mpt bugs reinventing the world.

reporter: fair warning: mpt doesn't believe in yes/no.
imo it's the correct pair of buttons for a yes/no question.
mpt believes that you can use verbs (?) to answer yes no questions

I personally feel that yes/no would be better, but if I'm alone on this, who am
I to disagree. Feel free to mark as WFM if you like.

i agree with you, and i know mpt would want some change from ok/cancel.

uid is being phased out.

In , Asa (asa) wrote :

Needs to be evaluated by a UI czar. I'd recommend wontfix.

Reassigning obsolete bugs to their respective Seamonkey owners (i.e. nobody).
If you want this fixed for Firefox, change the Product and Component accordingly
and reassign back to me.

*** Bug 265783 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Sounds like comment #2 of bug 118684 . Duping there.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 118684 ***

In , Mcow (mcow) wrote :

(In reply to comment #9)
> Sounds like comment #2 of bug 118684 . Duping there.
>
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 118684 ***

Not a dupe; that's a different dialog. Xref bug 130789, which requests individual bugs filed for individual dialogs/alerts.

Bug 329640 was just checked in (to the suite) to change an OK/Cancel to a
Yes/No, so this request may be OK; but alternate wording or alternate button labels are recommended.

Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird

If you save a file and the filename already exists, Thunderbird asks if you want to overwrite the file. The two options given are "Ok" and "Cancel". If you press "Ok", it overwrites the file. If you press "Cancel", it prompts you for a different name. Very Microsoftish.

The options should be "Overwrite" and "Rename" (and maybe "Cancel" as well).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 11 23:04:01 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird 1.5.0.12-0ubuntu0.7.04
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: mozilla-thunderbird
Uname: Linux Inspiron 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Thu Jun 7 20:19:32 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Endolith (endolith) wrote :
Changed in thunderbird:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
Endolith (endolith) on 2007-07-07
description: updated

"Ok"/"Cancel" is most definitely bad and wrong. It should be "Overwrite" and "Rename" instead. But should probably throw a "Cancel" in there as well, for the occasional moments when someone changes their mind about what directory they're saving to.

Changed in thunderbird:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) wrote :

Confirming since it's confirmed upstream.

Changed in thunderbird:
status: New → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Marking this Triaged as we have an upstream bug.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in thunderbird:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist

This bug applies throughout the Mozilla suite whenever a yes/no question is asked and the user is expected to respond to an ok/cancel prompt.

Suggest keyword: ux-discovery

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