Bug 520633 - "Write changes to disk" dialog should not look similar to a typical error message
"Write changes to disk" dialog should not look similar to a typical error mes...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F12Target
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Reported: 2009-09-01 10:23 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2009-09-02 09:22 EDT (History)
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Description Robert Scheck 2009-09-01 10:23:36 EDT
Description of problem:
The "write changes to disk" dialog currently looks very similar like a
typical error message as you know it from everywhere. Maybe the dialog
it can be designed a bit more intuitive like other distributions do (e.g. 
openSUSE or Ubuntu)?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda of Fedora 11 (i386) final via Netinstall.

How reproducible:
Everytime, see above.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-09-01 10:32:30 EDT
What rationale do you have for making this dialog look different?
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2009-09-01 10:50:56 EDT
Maybe make the dialog bigger - don't we have a desktop team caring about such
things and how it could look better and more intuitive? IIRC openSUSE makes that
dialog bigger and completely green with white font for example. Just as example.
Comment 3 Joel Andres Granados 2009-09-02 09:22:07 EDT
Having a desktop team and Suse are not reasons to change the window :).
Additionally, the window is a warning, with a warning icon, that warns the user of possible damage to the disks.  It is consistent with what is used in the installer.  And, IMO, gets the message across quite clearly.

Feel free to reopen the issue if there is a compelling rationale behind the change.  (like, users get confused)

FWIW: IMO instead of asking questions about specific dialogs, we should be targeting human-machine interaction issues from a general perspective.  In other words, the real question is: Is the current warning dialog scheme doing the job of warning the user of possible dangerous stuff?

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