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Re: Trashcan Icon Naming




To obviate all ambiguity I'm for calling this rubbish.

On 2019-02-04, Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
>
> This is probably for the UX team, but just thought I would mention it.  
>
> Debian 9.7 Stretch.
>
> Applies to:
>
> Desktop icon for Wastebasket.
>
> If you right click, you get the option to Empty Rubbish bin. 
>
> If however you go to desktop properties, 
>
> Menu - > Preferences -> Desktop Preferences -> Desktop Icons tab
>
> From here you can tick Show 'Trash Can' on Desktop
>
> In essence the same icon / tool has three different names.
>
> Should there perhaps be a consistent name for this,? firstly users
> coming from Windows / Mac may expect this.
>
> I understand that in different countries this has a different name, so
> perhaps a solution to this is:
>
> Short term : fix the inconsistency.
>
> Longer term : Perhaps find a way for the user to change the name, but
> then it also changes the name in the properties box, and right click menu.
>
> This may save people providing support a lot of work trying to help a
> user, who is expecting to see 'Empty Wastebasket' it may help the
> documentation team(s) too.
>
> I have not come across this when providing support I just anticipate
> issues caused by this.  
>
> Just a thought
>
> Hope it helps
>
>
> Paul
>


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