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Bug 740375 - Nautilus infobar for personal file sharing is ambigous
Nautilus infobar for personal file sharing is ambigous
Product: gnome-user-share
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-user-share maintainers
gnome-user-share maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-19 15:55 UTC by Allan Day
Modified: 2015-08-03 17:46 UTC
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GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Allan Day 2014-11-19 15:55:00 UTC
Right now, the info bar reads:

Sharing                                   [ Preferences ]
May be shared over the network

It's very unclear what this is referring to. What may be shared over the network?

Something like the following would be much clearer:

"Turn on Personal File Sharing to share the contents of this folder over the network."

The button label could also be changed to "Sharing Settings".
Comment 1 Allan Day 2014-11-19 15:56:54 UTC
Adding to the 3.16 target list, since this bug is quite confusing, and could affect the initial experience. It's important to clearly describe features like this.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2015-02-26 00:46:39 UTC
There are actually a number of different strings we may show depending on circumstances:

"May be used to share or receive files"

"May be shared over the network or Bluetooth"

"May be shared over the network"

"May be used to receive files over Bluetooth"
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2015-03-02 16:29:27 UTC
and since we are going into string freeze now, dropping from target list
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2015-08-03 16:28:12 UTC
Fixed in master for GNOME 3.18 following the recommendations in comment 0.
Comment 5 Allan Day 2015-08-03 17:46:31 UTC
Thanks Bastien!