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Re: User Experience improvements for Anaconda

On Tue, 2010-12-07 at 12:58 -0500, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 22:08 +0000, Chris Lumens wrote:
> > > In the end, that's what I object to.  It feels like an attempt to enforce
> > > a policy that I don't agree with.  Let it be default to set up a local user
> > > account.  But also let it be an option to bypass that and (or in addition)
> > > set the root password.
> > 
> > Part of having this discussion on the mailing list is to see what other
> > people's opinions on this are.  We're always open to different
> > viewpoints and haven't really decided anything one way or the other on
> > this.  I'm not willing to make a decision on it until we see some more
> > mockups, personally.
> Sorry it's been a week or so; I've been looking at the storage
> re-initialization popup [1].
> Anyway, here's a couple of different mockups (sorry if the blue is too
> much, if the aesthetics are too scary just ignore them for the meat):
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/UX_Redesign/Sudo_By_Default
> I did two versions; 
> - version #1 is where you can simply use 'root' as your username and
> it'll set a root password instead of create a first user. One
> potentially weird/awkward thing here is that I don't think it's so nice
> to set a real person's name on a root account (is it even possible?) So
> I think the right thing to do in the case of setting the username = root
> is to blank out the 'Full Name' field and grey it out as well when
> 'root' is typed in the field.
> - version #2 is where you can 'opt-in' to setting a root password with a
> bit of an explanation as to why you don't want to do it (to discourage
> folks who might not be up for it from doing it.) The explanation on that
> screen may be BS though, I made it up. :)
> In both versions, you get extra screens by 'opting-in' to them via
> checkboxes (similar to how the partitioning screen works today.)
> What do you think?
> ~m
> [1]
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/UX_Redesign/Anaconda_Storage_Reinit
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I like the first one, where you change the username to root more, but...

I tried doing that icon in the text entry in firstboot, but people
didn't like it, because if you don't have an icon in one of them (like
you don't in the username one), then the text is not aligned. Also what
does that Full Name icon check for?

I also learned that the warning icons are intrusive, and not everybody
knows he can hover his mouse over it, and see a tooltip, so they have no
idea why there's a warning.

This is what I did to firstboot then

There are no warning icons, just an apply icon, if everything is OK.
And I also think, we could change that password strength label to a
progress bar with text indicating the strength level.

Martin Gracik <mgracik redhat com>

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