Control Panel shows message in red at 95%

Bug #901314 reported by Chris Johnston
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Control Panel
Status tracked in Trunk
Diego Sarmentero

Bug Description

When viewing my control panel, it shows me that I have 4.9 gigs of space free, however, since that means I have 100.1 gigs of space used, 95% of my storage space is taken up. I'm not sure exactaly when the text turns red, but for a lack of other information lets just say that at the 95% mark the text turns red.

If I have an account that only has 5 gigs of space (the free account), the text would not turn red until I have .25 gigs of available storage space left. I have an account of 105gb of space. Why is it that the control panel text is red on for my account when I have 4.9 gigs, or almost an entire free account worth of storage space left.

My proposal:

Instead of the text turning red to warn you when you have a certain percentage of space left, it should be when you have a certain amount of space left. Then, no matter what size account I have, when there is X amount of space left (lets say 2 gigs for now) the text will turn red to warn me. So, if I have 5 gigs of storage space, when I have 3 gigs of space full, the text will turn red. If I have 25 gigs of space on my account, the text will turn red at 23gigs of space used.

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Natalia Bidart (nataliabidart) wrote :

Hello Chris!

Thanks a lot for the interest in Ubuntu One. Yes, the space usage string turns red when you're using 95% of your quota. The rationale behind this is that if you have a small amount of spaces, is likely that you don't use that much space, so you will not need more space until you're close to fill it, and if you have a lot of space, is likely that you will be filling it pretty soon, so we let you know with enough time so you can buy more or be aware of the situation.

Anyways, I will revisit this decision by asking our design team.

Natalia (nessita).

Changed in ubuntuone-client:
assignee: nobody → Lisette (lisette-slegers)
status: New → Incomplete
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Natalia Bidart (nataliabidart) wrote :

Hello Lisette!

Would you please read the comments above and share with us how you/the design team feels?


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Lisette Slegers (lisette-slegers) wrote :

Hi Natalia,

For free accounts with 5 GB storage, we start warning when the user has 500 MB storage left. For accounts with more storage (which currently means minimum 25 GB), we warn when the user has 3 GB left.


affects: ubuntuone-client → ubuntuone-control-panel
Leo Arias (elopio)
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
assignee: Lisette (lisette-slegers) → Ubuntu One Desktop+ team (ubuntuone-desktop+)
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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Lisette, unless it has changed recently, I currently have 4.7 GB of free space, but the text is showing up in red.

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
assignee: Ubuntu One Desktop+ team (ubuntuone-desktop+) → Diego Sarmentero (diegosarmentero)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Leo Arias (elopio) wrote :

Chris, what Lisette mentioned is the new behavior that we will implement. Keep an eye on this bug and you'll be notified when it is released.

Thanks for your report.

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote : Re: [Bug 901314] Re: Control Panel shows message in red at 95%

Gotcha. Thanks

Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Triaged → In Progress
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