[system settings] [hotspots/tethering] is often mentally associated with Wi-Fi, but the UI is under Cellular

Bug #1459701 reported by Jonas G. Drange on 2015-05-28
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
High
Bill Filler
Ubuntu UX
High
Femma
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
High
Jonas G. Drange

Bug Description

1. Enable/disable/configure a hotspot

What happens:
I go to Wi-Fi, but I can't find it anywhere

What should have happened:
There should be an entry to the hotspot UI

This has been reported by people testing hotspots, and I've seen it during guerilla testing.

UX Resolution:

Personal Hotspot is now it's own category under Network: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemSettings

Related branches

description: updated
summary: - [hotspots/tethering] it's mentally associated with Wi-Fi, but the UI is
- under Cellular
+ [hotspots/tethering] is often mentally associated with Wi-Fi, but the UI
+ is under Cellular
summary: - [hotspots/tethering] is often mentally associated with Wi-Fi, but the UI
- is under Cellular
+ [system settings] [hotspots/tethering] is often mentally associated with
+ Wi-Fi, but the UI is under Cellular
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Femma (femma) wrote :

After investigating how competitors address tethering in settings, it turns out that tethering is neither under wifi nor cellular, but instead has it's own category. I would suggest we adopt the same pattern for our device, as most users will not expect to find this setting under either of those categories. (Competitor screen shots addressed).

Femma (femma) wrote :

iPhone settings

Femma (femma) wrote :

Android settings

Femma (femma) on 2015-08-04
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → Femma (femma)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Femma (femma) on 2015-08-04
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

After discussion with Femma, I've tweaked the spec so that on first setup, the text "Starting the hotspot will turn on Wi-Fi." is inside the "Set Up Hotspot" dialog, instead of being in a dialog by itself. That way you'll get one dialog rather than two, and you won't end up with Wi-Fi left turned on merely because you started setting up a hotspot but cancelled it. "Starting the hotspot will turn on Wi-Fi." still does need to be in a dialog by itself when turning on a hotspot that is already configured. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Networking?action=diff&rev2=294&rev1=293>

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jonas G. Drange (jonas-drange)
status: New → In Progress
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-08-17
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → ww34-2015
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-system-settings - 0.3+15.10.20150818-0ubuntu1

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ubuntu-system-settings (0.3+15.10.20150818-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.

  [ jonas-drange ]
  * [hotspot] fixes ui bugs. Depends on suru-icon-theme
    14.04+15.04.20150813~ to get the new hotspot icon. Depends on qml-
    module-ubuntu-connectivity (>= 0.5.3) to get new connectivity
    bindings. (LP: #1459701)

 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:20:14 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-08-19
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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