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Author Topic: Slight wording confusion  (Read 696 times)

kobochat

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Slight wording confusion
« on: May 14, 2024, 01:28:05 AM »
not a serious issue , just something amusing that made me feel kinda stupid lol .. i was trying to update wacup to the newest public preview build and the installer made a prompt pop up that said something like "Close all WACUP instances associated with this destination folder?" - i forget the exact wording but it had a question mark at the end, which made me think it was asking me if i was ok with it closing the program , so i just clicked yes/ok (whichever it was) to continue . a few seconds passed and then the same prompt popped back up . i clicked yes again and still , nothing happened and it prompted me again .

at this point i realized the prompt wasnt offering to close it for me , it was TELLING me to close wacup and then trying to verify that i had done so . again , not a big thing and this is probably just me being stupid but i think removing the question mark or rephrasing this message slightly would make it more clear

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Re: Slight wording confusion
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2024, 01:58:01 PM »
The installer checks if there's already a running process running & offers to close if which is what the initial prompt was trying to convey. As I didn't think a force close when manually running the installer is the best of ideas - it does however do that if updating from within wacup due to there being other ui aspects to convey it's happening.

The re-showing of that same prompt is because how the installer has been scripted it can't tell at the moment if the attempt to close the found instance is either just being slow to complete or if it's hit a hang on close problem & so will keep re-trying until hopefully that instance does close.

Typically the message would just be seen the once but if it doesn't close then it's not idea & I've now made a note to try to better convey the first attempt didn't work & to either wait a bit more or to attempt to force kill the process at the expense of any potential data loss.

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Re: Slight wording confusion
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2024, 01:28:41 AM »
Have now made changes for the next build that should hopefully not end up being seen but if it is, it'll change the message shown during the different steps that are now in place to get the running instance(s) to close including different wording for the initially shown message.

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