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Last Comment Bug 637651 - "Creating account" wording is a bit confusing
: "Creating account" wording is a bit confusing
Product: Thunderbird
Classification: Client Software
Component: Account Manager (show other bugs)
: Trunk
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: -- minor (vote)
: Thunderbird 14.0
Assigned To: :aceman
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Reported: 2011-03-01 06:55 PST by Andreas Nilsson (:andreasn)
Modified: 2012-03-28 17:35 PDT (History)
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ryanvm: in‑testsuite-
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patch (3.84 KB, patch)
2012-02-17 12:17 PST, :aceman
bwinton: ui‑review-
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patch v2 (3.84 KB, patch)
2012-03-26 11:05 PDT, :aceman
mconley: review+
bwinton: ui‑review+
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Description Andreas Nilsson (:andreasn) 2011-03-01 06:55:09 PST
Just some word confusion that came up during the TB UI testing [1] with one of the participants.

In the account setup dialog, the dialog that finishes the account setup is called "Create account". This is a bit confusing since you're not creating any new account, you're just signing into it using Thunderbird. At the same time you're creating it in Thunderbird, though :)

One way we could do it is to have it say "Sign in" instead. Hotmail and Gmail used that word.
Comment 1 Andreas Nilsson (:andreasn) 2011-03-01 06:55:58 PST
oops...forgot the footnote.

Comment 2 rsx11m 2011-03-01 08:00:43 PST
How about "Finalize account setup" or something like this?
Comment 3 :aceman 2012-02-17 12:17:59 PST
Created attachment 598331 [details] [diff] [review]

I made the label be "Finish setup" so it is not too long. I didn't like "sign in" too much. But let bwinton decide.
Comment 4 :aceman 2012-02-17 12:18:21 PST
It seems, this is not used by Seamonkey.
Comment 5 rsx11m 2012-02-17 13:04:05 PST
Correct, SeaMonkey retained the old manual account setup dialogs.
Comment 6 Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) 2012-02-22 14:46:25 PST
Comment on attachment 598331 [details] [diff] [review]

I don't really like "Finish Setup", because there's still the password-checking step after that.  "Sign In" is better, since that's what we're actually doing, but even that's not great.  So, the password-checking step suggests something like "Check Password", but we may not do that, and if the password is good, we'll actually create the account.

How do you all think would "OK" or "Done" would work instead?  (OK/Cancel is a common pair of buttons.)
Comment 7 :aceman 2012-02-23 00:41:29 PST
I would be OK with "Done".
Comment 8 :aceman 2012-03-26 08:50:10 PDT
rsx11m, andreasn, what do you think?
Comment 9 Andreas Nilsson (:andreasn) 2012-03-26 09:01:50 PDT
"Done" is all right with me.
Comment 10 :aceman 2012-03-26 11:05:47 PDT
Created attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2


Strangely I didn't get the button when trying to setup an account while TB was set offline. No idea what reason that has, but is probably other bug.
Comment 11 Mike Conley (:mconley) - (digging out of review / needinfo backlog) 2012-03-27 11:10:11 PDT
Comment on attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Stealing this review request.
Comment 12 Mike Conley (:mconley) - (digging out of review / needinfo backlog) 2012-03-27 11:11:03 PDT
Comment on attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Review of attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]:

Looks good to me.
Comment 13 Ryan VanderMeulen [:RyanVM] 2012-03-27 15:58:51 PDT
Does Blake need to ui-review this still?
Comment 14 Blake Winton (:bwinton) (:☕️) 2012-03-27 18:15:16 PDT
Comment on attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Well, "Done" was my suggestion, but I'll say ui-r=me anyways, just to follow tradition.  ;)

Comment 15 Ryan VanderMeulen [:RyanVM] 2012-03-28 17:35:41 PDT

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