Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#90 closed Defect (fixed)

"Torrent", "Download", "Transfer": inconsistent wording

Reported by: transmission.trac@… Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: Transmission Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords:


In the OS X GUI, different wordings are used to signify the same thing.

For example, the contextual menu of an item has "Remove Transfer", but also "Reveal Download in Finder". Both refer to nearly the same thing. (It could be argued that the latter refers to the actual data being downloaded, rather than the process of downloading, but then there's "Remove Downloaded Files", so this should be "Reveal Downloaded Files in Finder", which is far too long.)

As another example, the status bar enumerates the amount of items as "Torrents", e.g. "4 Torrents", but once more refers to the same thing.

"Transfer" seems the best choice here. It's universal (works for seeding as well) and not too technical or BitTorrent?-specific. The term "Torrent" as an item should refer to the torrent *file*, as in "Save a Torrent Copy As…" (cf. File menu), which is correct. Using it to refer to the transfers seems weird.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

  • Owner changed from somebody to livings124

Transfers: The act of downloading in the app Torrent / Downloaded: those actual files

The inconsistency in Reveal and Removed Downloaded is that adding files for remove makes it more clear, but for reveal is kinda obvious.

And I will change it from 5 Torrents to 5 Transfers. ;)

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by anonymous

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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