"Running on battery" alert has inappropriate text

Bug #426708 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2009-09-09
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Mohamed Amine Ilidrissi
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Mohamed Amine Ilidrissi
Nominated for Lucid by Fabio Bossi

Bug Description

update-manager 0.124.11, Ubuntu Karmic

1. Disconnect from AC power.
2. Start Update Manager.

What you see: An alert with
* the ugly title "update-manager"
* primary text "Running on battery"
* secondary text "Your system is running on battery. Are you sure you want to continue?"
* buttons in the wrong order, "Continue" and "Close".

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareUpdateHandling#alert>: "The secondary text for the alert should consist of one or more list items, depending on the exact situation ... Whenever the computer is running on battery, there should be an item (fixing bug 484249 and bug 494772) with exactly the same battery icon as the power status menu is currently using for the battery, and the text: “It’s safer to connect the computer to AC power before installing.” (fixing bug 426708)."

Related branches

description: updated
summary: - "Running on battery" alert has ugly title and awkward text
+ "Running on battery" alert has inappropriate text and buttons

One other issue, I use shortcut keys frequently and this dialog has alt-c assigned to both continue and close. As a result Alt-c doesn't work for either option.

If this is more appropriate as a new bug report I can open one.

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

The ordering and the dialog title is fixed, the text should to be fixed after the string freeze.

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - "Running on battery" alert has inappropriate text and buttons
+ "Running on battery" alert has inappropriate text
Martin (agima) wrote :

This dialog is unnecessary and annoying imho. It Interrupts the users workflow: If he decides to install updates while running on battery this should be no problem (running a distribution upgrade is another issue).

So I suggest to remove this dialog and instead place a small note in the mainwindow.

Hi Martin

There is a way of turning this message off. Mr. Krueger posted this solution here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-power-manager/+question/90547

+1 for removing that annoying dialog.

Vish (vish) on 2010-03-24
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Vish (vish) on 2010-03-31
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
Vish (vish) on 2010-06-28
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → maverick-round-8-potpourri
Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi (ilidrissi.amine)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.142.6

update-manager (1:0.142.6) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi ]
  * Implemented battery and network alerts directly in the main window.
    LP: #484249, #426708, #426710, #494772

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * UpdateManager/Core/MyCache.py:
    - support looking for the changelog by source version
      (and add tests)
  * UpdateManager/Core/utils.py:
    - fix crash when reading the synaptic config (LP: #614170)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 15:16:27 +0200

Changed in update-manager (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Vish (vish) on 2010-08-10
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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