Make warning text in Ubiquity red

Bug #204053 reported by Fred on 2008-03-19
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Ubiquity says "WARNING: This will remove any data on any partitions you have removed as well as on the partitions that are going to be formatted."

Make that text appear in red color and/or bold color. As it is of high importance.

description: updated

Thanks for the suggestion.

I was unable to find anything in the GNOME user interface guide about this issue:

Unfortunately the images were not loading for me, but I saw nothing about red text. However, the suggestion is now confirmed and logged.


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

Does anyone know if there's a standard GTK style for this? I'm not sure I feel good about hardcoding the colour; I can well imagine that that might interact badly with things like high- or low-contrast themes for users with different kinds of visual impairment. is relevant here.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-07-26
Changed in ubiquity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

This is what happens when users who are unfamiliar with partitioning don't see a bright warning message:

Tom (tom6) wrote :

Many computer users have become blind to error messages because they just appear too often. Even outside the computer world, for example do hot taps really need a sign saying "Warning, hot water"? This steps up the need for making 'really important' messages less easy to ignore but then that would make the less important notices feel the need to increase visibility too.

Fail-safe used to be a common consideration and i think we should really aim for that for defaults. In this case the default should surely be to setup a dual-boot system. Simply making the 2nd option in "Partitioning" the default would be ideal. The 2nd option is already very clever, lets just use it ;)

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