"Back" and "Forward" aren't as obvious as they could be

Bug #186951 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2008-01-29
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Matthew Paul Thomas
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

The button at the bottom right of Ubiquity is labelled "Forward". This is moderately obvious, but it would be more obvious if it was "Continue". A verb is better than an adverb.

Similarly, "Back" would be better as "Go Back".

TerryG (tgalati4) wrote :

Triaged to Confirm. Anything to make installation clearer. I agree that action buttons should be verbs.

Changed in ubiquity:
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We're just using the GTK stock buttons here. Isn't it better for this to be consistent across the whole desktop?

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Good point, the wording should be changed across GTK. I'll raise this upstream.

Changed in gtk:
assignee: nobody → mpt
Evan (ev) wrote :


Any luck with this upstream? Do you have a bugzilla bug to link this against?


Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This is now half-fixed, in that "Forward" is now "Continue".

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers