Shutdown and Log Out dialogue button order needs tweaking

Bug #1158163 reported by Matthew Ames on 2013-03-21
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Bug Description

I think there is a bit of a disconnect between the shutdown and logout overlays.

When I click shutdown, I see the two options in the following order:

restart, shutdown

On the other hand, the log out menu is in this order:

lock, log out

The issue I have is that, with shutdown, the option for "I'm going to stay seated at my desk" is on the left, and the "I'm going to walk away" option is on the right.

However, in the log out menu, this is revered. Lock is the walking away option, and log out is I'm going to stay at my desk (because I may want to switch to Gnome shell or KDE or whatever).

By moving the Lock button to the right hand side, it not only means that the user actions are on the same side, but it also means that the two most used buttons are on the right hand side.

Very few PCs are actually used by multiple people in one day, so shutdown and lock are more likely to be used. By having them both on the right, the buttons are now closer to the mouse when the options are selected from the top right.

Matthew Ames (supermatt) wrote :

I do not believe that this is a duplicate as I believe that the lock button should now switch sides.

Lock button won't change.

Arthur Tan (artgtan) wrote :

I understand Brandon's argument but keeping the current left/right locations of Log Out and Shutdown has its own logic. In both cases, the selected action is on the right and it's easy to remember to click the right-hand icon without having to read it.

Arthur Tan (artgtan) wrote :

Sorry, meant to type "Matthew" not Brandon...apologies.

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