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[Bug 968334] Re: Help inappropriately refers to "indicators"


Closing this as "Fixed Released". For possible further need to discuss
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** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Fix Released

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  Help inappropriately refers to "indicators"

Status in “ubuntu-docs” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  ubuntu-docs 12.04.2, Ubuntu Pangolin

  Most of the help correctly refers to the "messaging menu", "sound
  menu", "battery menu" and so on.

  However, the front page of the help features a link to a page "Manage
  apps and settings with Indicator Menus".

  There are two problems with this. First, "indicator" is a developer
  term, and a vague one at that. It should not appear in user-facing

  Second, whether a task involves an indicator menu depends on how
  frequently and/or urgently you do it. There is nothing else common to
  all of the menus, so it is not useful to refer to them collectively,
  or to say that they let you "manage apps and settings". (Arguably the
  Launcher lets you "manage apps and settings" much more than the
  indicator menus do.)

  It might make sense to have a page for "What are the icons at the top
  right or the screen?", or maybe for that to be part of an introductory
  cheat sheet for all the different parts of the screen. But they
  shouldn't be referred to as "indicators".

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