Bug 517910 - Usability problems saving with gnome-screenshot
Summary: Usability problems saving with gnome-screenshot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-utils
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-17 20:15 UTC by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2010-12-05 06:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 06:35:35 UTC

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Description Christopher Beland 2009-08-17 20:15:30 UTC
I hit the "Print Screen" button on my keyboard, and a dialog box popped up, containing a thumbnail of the successful screenshot, and two fields.  "Name:" is a text entry field, and "Save in folder:" is a pull-down.  At first, I selected /tmp/mbta-screenshot.png using the graphical interface for the latter.  But this is a filename, not a folder, so (1) I shouldn't have been allowed to select this.

I changed the folder selection to /tmp using the graphical interface, and entered "mbta-screenshot.png" in the "Name:" field.  Upon hitting save, I got the error:

 Impossible to save the screenshot to file:/mbta-screenshot.png.
 Error was Error opening file '/mbta-screenshot.png': Permission denied.
 Please choose another location and retry.

(2) "Impossible to save" is not good grammar; "Could not save" would be better.  "Error was" could probably use a colon to separate it from the actual error message. 

(3) It should have attempted to save to /tmp/mbta-screenshot.png, not /mbta-screenshot.png.

If I attempt this procedure and supply "Screenshot.png" for "Name:" and "/tmp/test.png" for "Save in folder:", then /tmp/test.png is created as a directory, and the image gets saved to /tmp/Screenshot.png.


Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2009-10-27 13:48:45 UTC
With gnome-utils-2.28.1-2.fc12.i686, problem (1) is solved; I can no longer select a file in the GUI when I should be selecting a directory.  Problem (3) is solved; the interface now works OK as long as I don't put a / in the Name: field.  But (4) it would be nice if I could specify an absolute path there, though, like I can in the Firefox "Save As" dialog.  Instead, if I put /tmp/test.png in the Name: Field, I get an error which still has grammatical problems as mentioned under (2).

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:31:26 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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