Bug 893094 - Custom partitioning help is not intuitive to use
Custom partitioning help is not intuitive to use
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lehman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora19rtt
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Reported: 2013-01-08 10:04 EST by Jan Stodola
Modified: 2014-02-05 09:34 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 09:34:52 EST
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screenshot (68.08 KB, image/png)
2013-01-08 10:05 EST, Jan Stodola
no flags Details
screenshot with help window (74.36 KB, image/png)
2013-01-08 10:08 EST, Jan Stodola
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Description Jan Stodola 2013-01-08 10:04:40 EST
Description of problem:
There is a new dialog with help instructions for custom partitioning screen (requested in bug 889570). There are some issues though:

* Icon for this help dialog is not intuitive - without reading description in tooltip ("Click for help"), I had no idea what would happen after clicking on it.
* The button is placed in the tool bar with buttons for mountpoint manipulation (creating, removing, modifying) - for better user experience, it would be better to place it on some more noticeable position.
* Help text itself is not graphically structured - table of content is missing, headings should be highlighted for easier orientation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18-RC1

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start graphical installation and proceed to custom partitioning screen
Expected results:
Easy to find and use help.
Comment 1 Jan Stodola 2013-01-08 10:05:25 EST
Created attachment 674888 [details]
Comment 2 Jan Stodola 2013-01-08 10:08:54 EST
Created attachment 674889 [details]
screenshot with help window
Comment 3 David Lehman 2013-04-26 13:21:56 EDT
The icon is the standard gnome help icon. File a bug against gnome if you don't think it is intuitive enough.

The button is in the only toolbar on the screen. That is the obvious place for it.

As for making the text fancier, your personal ideal for help text does not make this a valid bug.
Comment 4 Martin Banas 2013-04-26 16:47:22 EDT
I'm reopening the bug after discussion on IRC #anaconda channel. If the help is going to be removed in future anaconda, let's start some discussion. If it's going to stay, then some parts of the report are still valid and it should not be closed as NOTABUG then.

I understand that there are more important things to fix, and that's why this bug doesn't have priority/severity set. If you're not going to make it for this release, you can always, instead of closing, move it to next release. This way it won't disappear.
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