Feature #8244

Greeter revamp: Decide if we want to keep the wording "Quick setup"

Added by sajolida 2014-11-08 10:24:20 . Updated 2020-04-15 06:05:07 .

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Welcome Screen
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Amongst the two alternative paths in the Greeter (“Assistant” and “Advanced”) we found it interesting to point out the fact that the “Advanced” path is quick if you know what you’re doing. That’s why we called it “Quick setup”, while the other path is called “Discover”.

But several people already pointed out that “Quick” might also look like an appropriate option for newcomers looking for a “quick” way of getting started. And maybe we should rather insist on the fact that this is for advanced users. Then they’ll know by experience that this goes faster for them.

The icon of the rocket is still a quick good metaphor: it goes fast but you need to know what you’re doing!

So I propose to rename this button as something else:

  • “EXPERT, Advanced configuration”
  • “EXPERT MODE, Advanced configuration”
  • “ADVANCED; Quick configuration”

Any other idea?

From the feedback from experts:

  • Paradox of “advanced” and “quick”. quick means “simple” but it’s for the “advanced” users [rewording : basic/advanced]



#1 Updated by sajolida 2014-11-08 10:25:10

  • Subject changed from Greeter revamp: Decide if we want to keep the "Quick setup" to Greeter revamp: Decide if we want to keep the wording "Quick setup"

#2 Updated by BitingBird 2015-01-04 04:10:15

I think I prefer “EXPERT MODE, Advanced configuration”. I add that to the next meeting, to get more opinions.

#3 Updated by sajolida 2015-02-27 16:56:07

  • Description updated

#4 Updated by alant 2015-09-14 14:29:32

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved

Please look at https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/greeter_revamp_UI/design_rationale_phase1/ for a proposal by Spencerone and me that address this issue by proposing a “Check and go” screen and thus making this wording pointless. This proposal now needs to be tested (Feature #8238)

#5 Updated by SpencerOne 2016-04-08 16:08:45

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#6 Updated by intrigeri 2020-04-15 06:05:08

  • Affected tool changed from Greeter to Welcome Screen