screen-shot-record.html is inaccurate

Bug #1659824 reported by Chris Perry on 2017-01-27
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Bug Description

screen-shot-record.html is inaccurate. I'm looking at the 16.10 desktop help. "Take Screenshot" isn't a window, it's a section of a window. The first radio button says "Grab the whole screen" not "Grab the entire desktop". etc. Someone just needs to read through the whole page and make a few corrections.

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/screen-shot-record.html

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

On 2017-01-27 14:03, Chris Perry wrote:
> "Take Screenshot" isn't a window, it's a section of a window.

How isn't it a window?

> The first radio button says "Grab the whole screen" not "Grab the
> entire desktop".

Maybe. Not sure it would be an improvement. It grabs what's visible on the screen. There may be several open windows which are partly or completely hidden.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Chris Perry (clissold345) wrote :

Hi Gunnar, I'm running 16.04. My points simply relate to terminology. The window has the title "Screenshot" so surely it doesn't make sense for the page to say "In the Take Screenshot window ..."?

I always try to use the terminology used by the GUI. Here the GUI uses "screen", which I think is OK. So surely it's not a good idea for the page to use "desktop" in step 2 - with no mention of "screen".

In my opinion these confusions over terminology make the page more difficult to read.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Sorry, I misunderstood the bug description and I see your points now.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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