[Bug 1045799] Re: Manual partitioner: Icons 'Add', 'Remove', and 'Modify' are a bit confusing

Jean-Baptiste Lallement jean-baptiste at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 6 21:51:09 UTC 2012

I agree with Dmitrijs. In the previous design, the contrast between
inactive/active state was not strong enough and it was not clear to
which component of the UI the controls applied to. When the user changed
from a device to a partition, the user didn't immediately  noticed the
change of state of these controls. Furthermore, the cog is more often
seen for functions like "Settings" and more global rather than modify a
specific item.

My opinion is that the new design is more consistent with the rest of
Ubiquity, the outline make the add/remove controls more visible, and the
label "Change..." is clearly unambiguous.

Thanks all for your work and forgive my mid-90s concepts of design with
tooltips ;)

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  Manual partitioner: Icons 'Add', 'Remove', and 'Modify' are a bit

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  Quantal Desktop 20120903.4

  On the manual partitioner there are 3 small icons below the partition
  list: a plus sign, and minus sign, and a gear. But their meaning is
  not clear and tooltips like "Add partition", "Remove partition" and
  "Modify partition" would clarify their usage.

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