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Bug 43668 - Strange label for open project file chooser open project button
Summary: Strange label for open project file chooser open project button
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: jrojcek
Depends on:
Blocks: 41535
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Reported: 2004-05-21 13:35 UTC by _ tboudreau
Modified: 2007-07-19 14:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description _ tboudreau 2004-05-21 13:35:56 UTC
The caption is "Open project folder" - but that's exactly what it 
doesn't do, it opens the project.  The "Open" button opens the 
project folder.

Suggest changing caption to "Open project" - it would be much 
less confusing.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2004-05-21 16:25:25 UTC
We need the "folder" word in there to discourage people from looking
for a project *file*.
Comment 2 _ tboudreau 2004-05-22 04:06:54 UTC
So make it "Choose Project Folder" or "Select Project Folder".  Just not "Open" - too 
ambiguous with respect to opening a folder in the normal sense.

Or change the project icon to not look so much like a folder (it could still look like a 
folder, just shouldn't look like a filesystem folder) and you'll have more freedom to change 
the wording.  "Open project folder" doesn't work.
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2004-05-22 16:08:13 UTC
Jano, opinion?
Comment 4 Petr Hrebejk 2004-05-24 09:42:02 UTC
Jano has to decide. Either close it or let me know about the final state.
Comment 5 jrojcek 2004-06-17 14:27:59 UTC
I need to see this in a usability study. I incline towards showing a special icon 
(completely unrelated to a folder) and name the button "Open Project". This would make it 
harder for people having nested projects, but might work for others. As I said, I need to 
see this in a test.
Comment 6 ibrandt 2004-12-03 17:39:22 UTC
I'm using 4.0 RC1.  There's a different icon for project folders now,
and files are grayed out and aren't selectable.  I vote for "Open
Project".  The combination of the new icon and the obvious inability
to choose a file makes "...Folder" unneccesary.

I'd also say eliminate the "File Format" drop down as with there being
only one available format, "Project Folder", it only serves to add
confusion.   In fact, at least on Mac I'm seeing that initially it is
blank.  If I click it I can choose the sole option, "Project Folder".
 Once I've chosen "Project Folder" I can not choose [blank] again. 
This bug makes it even more clutter-some.  I'll file this as a
seperate issue.
Comment 7 Jesse Glick 2004-12-06 19:25:57 UTC
Cf. issue #52059 re. format drop-down on Macs.
Comment 8 jrojcek 2007-07-19 14:25:11 UTC
This issue was fixed with the new Open Project dialog.