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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:
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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