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Reboot V Restart

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:31 am
by TopEnder
I Think it's about time Linux Mint got their act together. When one does an update, a pop-up message appears on the screen to "Reboot" but there is no reboot button/key. One has to restart the system, suggest the wording should be changed to reflex the correct process.

Re: Reboot V Restart

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:56 am
by antikythera
Just remember that the UI and messages have to be translated into many different languages. So the i18n contributors who decide on the terminology settle on the best descriptions to translate effectively into the majority of languages.

Also only a problem for pedants I guess, seriously there are more disturbing issues than that in the world to deal with :lol:

Re: Reboot V Restart

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:49 am
by Mick-Cork
'Reflex' - "performed without conscious thought as an automatic response to a stimulus".

A bit like what I do when I see a 'reboot' message :)

Re: Reboot V Restart

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:03 am
by Flemur
If only there were a "restart" command rather than just "reboot".
but there is no reboot button/key.
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Re: Reboot V Restart

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:25 am
by antikythera
There is that too flemur :lol:

Different desktop environments also have different wording.

Re: Reboot V Restart

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:07 am
by RollyShed
TopEnder wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:31 am
I ... suggest the wording should be changed to reflex the correct process.
"Reflex the correct process" - what does that mean?

We've been using "Reboot" as a term involving computers for the past four decades so there are probably a lot of users, English speaking, who know what it means.