[Sugar-devel] [Bugs] #1447 NORM: Display a message when an activity fails to start

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Sat Nov 21 09:47:09 EST 2009

2009/11/21 Wade Brainerd <wadetb at gmail.com>:
> Screencast:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSLhWEKchVE
> I agree that the new terminology is weird.  My original version said
> "Blah failed to start." and the button said "Close".
> That made a bit more sense to me since "Stop" implies that something
> *has* started.

Screencast looks great. I agree that choosing good text for the button
is difficult, and even if we find something good in English, its
unlikely this would translate with the same good meaning in other

My suggestion would be to remove the button altogether, and make the
screen simply disappear after 3 (or 5?) seconds of showing the error
message. And it could disappear instantly if the user clicks anywhere
on the screen before then.


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