2 Cancel verbs in cancel download warning dialog!

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.6

Status

()

Toolkit
Downloads API
P3
normal
VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: David Hallowell, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

Tracking

unspecified
mozilla1.6
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031128
Firebird/0.7+

The new download manager written by Ben has a useful feature that will pop up a
warning dialog if you try and quit the application when downloads are in progress.

However, I think the wording on the dialog is poor.

It says:
"If you exit now x downloads will be canceled. Are you sure you want to exit?"

Then has two buttons
"Cancel x downloads" and "Cancel"

Where 'x' is the number of current downloads.

Having two cancel buttons I could imagine would be confusing to many people. I'm
not sure the best way to word it, but I'll throw a few suggestions into the pot:

Simply "Yes" and "No" as the question was 'Are you sure you want to exit?'
"Cancel x downloads" (is the number of downloads needed on the button?) and
"Continue downloading"
"Quit" and "Continue"

I'm assuming 'canceled' is the correct spelling in US english (it's 'cancelled'
in the UK), I've never actually noticed before how it was spelt in the US.
Good point! 0.8
Assignee: blake → bugs
Priority: -- → P3
Target Milestone: --- → Firebird0.8
Resummarize for easy location in my buglist. 
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: Quitting Firebird when downloads in progress results in poorly worded dialog (two 'cancel buttons') → 2 Cancel verbs in cancel download warning dialog!
Fixed. 
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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