Make buttons in Account tab be regular buttons

Bug #725143 reported by Natalia Bidart
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Control Panel
Fix Released
Natalia Bidart
ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Natalia Bidart
Fix Released
Natalia Bidart

Bug Description

In bug #718629, Daniel said:

I think we really need those links to be displayed as buttons. Especially since the strings are not the same length, the current display seems like text is just scattered across the page without any sort of alignment. Having homogeneous buttons gives more structure to the page and makes it not only more visually appealing, but easier to group objects and find what you're looking for in those groups. I would avoid using links unless there is a strong space saving concern or it is embedded within other text. Also remember that (especially in the case of help) users will expect a button that does in fact lead away from the window they are currently using :)

Of course, this is going to make it apparent that the two help buttons are not properly aligned to the window ;) That is, as per HIG they should be 12px away from the button of the window.

Also that string "Edit" under the "Personal Details" frame is not very explanatory. In the mockup I had it as "Edit Account Details" This (like the string for "Buy more..") is very explicit in its purpose. This should also help with the buttons appearing too wide ;)

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Natalia Bidart (nataliabidart) wrote :

Hey Daniel,

I'm a bit lost. So, you still want the 'Official Support' and 'Community Support' to be regular buttons, right? What about 'Edit' and 'Buy more storage...'?

I still think that the buttons that take the user to a browser should be LinkButtons, that's the goal of a LinkButton within the GTK widget set. Anyways, I will investigate if I can make a LinkButton to look like a regular button.

Regarding the 12px, I didn't understand what you mean.

Cheers, Naty.

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: New → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Naty Bidart (nataliabidart)
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Danielle Foré (danrabbit) wrote :

I would have all the links in the window instead be buttons. But Ivanka is partial to "Disconnect" remaining a link as a matter of it not being too prominent.

I can understand that desire. But from both a visual and interactive design standpoint it would be more consistent with other applications, make more sense, and look nicer to use buttons here :)

The two support buttons are currently two far away from the bottom of the window. They should be 12px from the bottom of the window so that they sit squarely, the same distance from the left and bottom of the window (as in the mockup).

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: desktop+ u1-gui u1-natty
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Naty Bidart (nataliabidart)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-11.04-beta-1
dobey (dobey)
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntuone-control-panel - 0.9.1-0ubuntu1

ubuntuone-control-panel (0.9.1-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Display notice when merging volumes (LP: #674462)
    - Show visible message when out of space (LP: #701729)
    - Move 'get support' button (LP: #706661)
    - Purchased Music folder not clearly shown (LP: #720650)
    - More UI tweaks (LP: #728663)
    - Redesign Services tab (LP: #729361)
    - Better icon for folder owner (LP: #706034)
    - Center status messages on toolbar (LP: #715715)
    - Alter bandwidth throttling layout (LP: #715812)
    - Tooltip for 'Edit' is unhelpful (LP: #715822)
    - Tooltip for 'Buy more storage' not helpful (LP: #715875)
    - Improve off-line experience (LP: #720990)
    - Make link buttons in Account tab regular buttons (LP: #725143)
    - Typo: 'accress' (LP: #725802)
    - Show local device first in devices list (LP: #727996)
    - Misc. improvements to GTK+ UI (LP: #727998)
    - Service names should use title format (LP: #728027)
  * Require new version of ubuntuone-client
 -- Rodney Dawes <email address hidden> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:59:45 -0500

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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