Snapshot handling option wording is confusing, leading to data loss
|Reported by:||David Jarvie||Owned by:|
|Component:||VM control||Version:||VirtualBox 1.5.2|
|Guest type:||other||Host type:||other|
The wording of the options for handling snapshots in the VirtualBox graphical user interface is confusing, leading to data loss. In the Snapshots tab, it is not obvious what the two options "Revert to current snapshot" and "Discard current snapshot and state" mean if you are not familiar with VirtualBox's terminology. Does "current snapshot" mean the snapshot of the current state of the VM, or the currently highlighted snapshot? I couldn't work it out, and ended up unintentionally deleting the highlighted snapshot - very annoying.
Even the longer descriptions displayed in the status bar are just as confusing. Again, they rely on the term "current snapshot" being unambiguous, which it is not. It was the longer description which prompted me to think that the "discard" option would revert the machine state to the highlighted snapshot, but instead it seems to have simply discarded the highlighted snapshot.