"Creating account" wording is a bit confusing

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 14.0

Status

Thunderbird
Account Manager
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minor
RESOLVED FIXED
6 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: andreasn, Assigned: aceman)

Tracking

Trunk
Thunderbird 14.0
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)

3.84 KB, patch
mconley
: review+
bwinton
: ui-review+
Details | Diff | Splinter Review
(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
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.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

6 years ago
oops...forgot the footnote.

1. http://design.canonical.com/2011/02/thunderbird-in-the-usability-lab/

Comment 2

6 years ago
How about "Finalize account setup" or something like this?
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → acelists
Keywords: uiwanted
(Assignee)

Comment 3

5 years ago
Created attachment 598331 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

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.
Attachment #598331 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
(Assignee)

Comment 4

5 years ago
It seems, this is not used by Seamonkey.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 5

5 years ago
Correct, SeaMonkey retained the old manual account setup dialogs.
Comment on attachment 598331 [details] [diff] [review]
patch

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.)
Attachment #598331 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton) → ui-review-
(Assignee)

Comment 7

5 years ago
I would be OK with "Done".
(Assignee)

Comment 8

5 years ago
rsx11m, andreasn, what do you think?
(Reporter)

Comment 9

5 years ago
"Done" is all right with me.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

5 years ago
Created attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Done.

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.
Attachment #598331 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #609386 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton)
Attachment #609386 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
Comment on attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Stealing this review request.
Attachment #609386 - Flags: review?(bwinton) → review?(mconley)
Comment on attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Review of attachment 609386 [details] [diff] [review]:
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Looks good to me.
Attachment #609386 - Flags: review?(mconley) → review+
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Keywords: uiwanted → checkin-needed
Does Blake need to ui-review this still?
Keywords: checkin-needed
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.  ;)

Thanks,
Blake.
Attachment #609386 - Flags: ui-review?(bwinton) → ui-review+
(Assignee)

Updated

5 years ago
Keywords: checkin-needed
http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/b42a1b7630ba
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite-
Keywords: checkin-needed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 14.0
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