A few thoughts:
* The Codec installer dialog: * looks a bit broken: why the "Windows Media Video 9 decoder" listed twice? * The entire explanatory text can be simplified to: "You need the 'Windows Media Video 9 decoder' plugin to play this content." * The unknown file dialog: * the red sign which suggests an error. I think this is inconsistent with the rest of the dialogs which show a less threatening icon * I think we can use the PackageKit icon instead, no? * the full path of the file is irrelevant in this content, I think we should display the name+ext only * The font installer dialog: * Missing period at then of explanation * The name of the font should be mentioned: "The 'Arial Black' font is required to view this file correctly." * Sometimes we use "No/Yes" for buttons, sometimes "Cancel/Search". Since you're asking the question, I think "No/Yes" is more appropriate.
As a bonus would be nice if we could automagically search and display the options right there instead of asking the user to search.
All of these are good points. Richard, I think we should
- Filter the list of requires for dupes
- Use a neutral icon in the nautilus dialog (either the nautilus icon or as suggested, the packagekit icon
- Make the nautilus dialog more consistent with the rest, by putting the "Do you want to search " question in a separate paragraph, and use Search/Cancel instead of Yes/No
- Mention the font name (assuming we have a suitable 'display name' for the required font)
--mclasen 19:26, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Btw, we don't search by default because it is potentially an expensive operation and downloads stuff off the net.