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Bug 625309 - shutdown dialog is unintuitive, ugly and confusing
shutdown dialog is unintuitive, ugly and confusing
Product: gnome-panel
Classification: Other
Component: menu
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Panel Maintainers
Panel Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-07-26 12:38 UTC by Fabian Greffrath
Modified: 2020-11-06 20:21 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Fabian Greffrath 2010-07-26 12:38:32 UTC
[Originally reported to the Debian bug Tracking System: <> ]


clicking on System -> Shutdown in gnome-panel opens the shutdown dialog window that presents the following choices: Hibernate, Suspend, Reboot, Cancel and Shutdown.

The first problem I see here is, most users can't tell what Hibernate and Suspend are, not to mention the difference between both.

The second problem is the alignment of the buttons. Reboot and Shutdown are the most common options, so IMHO they should be grouped together and stand a bit separated from the others. Suspend and Hibernate are also similar, so they should be grouped together as well. Cancel is really different, so this button should be really separate (and not appear among the the other four choices as if there was no difference between them).

The third problem is that there are neither describtions nor icons near the buttons that could possibly help distinguish the options from each other. I know that it has been decided to drop icons on buttons in GNOME altogether, but in the case of the shutdown dialogue (at least in its current form) they would really help (and there are so many nice icons e.g. in the gnome-power-manager package).

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