Ticket #870 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Remove Virtual HD options contrary to Gnome HIG
|Reported by:||Limulus||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 1.5.2||Keywords:||Gnome Human Interface Guidelines|
As I posted here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-ose/+bug/160798
Using VirtualBox-OSE 1.5.0 in Ubuntu Gutsy (current to the repos as of Nov. 7, 2007) [dAniel hAhler wrote: "Confirmed. This is the same with version 1.5.2"]
I wanted to remove a virtual hard drive.
The option buttons are:
[Yes] [No] [Cancel]
Now, while there is explanatory text visible, those options are contrary to the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines for Alerts: http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/2.0/windows-alert.html
"Button Phrasing. Write button labels as imperative verbs, for example Save, Print. This allows users to select an action with less hesitation. An active phrase also fits best with the button's role in initiating actions, as contrasted with a more passive phrase. For example Find and Log In are better buttons than than Yes and OK."
I suggest changing "Yes" to "Delete" and "No" to "Unregister".
[dAniel hAhler added: "I think we should not add a patch for this [in Ubuntu], because it affects messages (translations) and is likely to get accepted upstream as a good change.]