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This specification is about providing a consistent and user-friendly representation of the drives and volumes across the desktop.

Release Note

The drives and volumes representation has been made consistent across the desktop and their naming has been simplified.


At the moment, drives and volumes are not represented in the same way across the desktop (computer location, fileselector, places menu), and the naming is confusing in some cases.

Use Cases


Naming to use on the desktop:

Volumes to hide:

When an user mounts a volume without a label, ask him for one.

Look if ubiquity is setting label to partitions, if not teach it to do it

Make partitions editor set label on partitions they create (gparted?)

Add a way to change the label easily ( (


Test/Demo Plan


DesktopVolumesRepresentation (last edited 2008-08-06 16:38:08 by localhost)