Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113931
RFE: system-control-network: keep last used device "active"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
Description of problem:
When any user activates a device (using the "Activate" button) using
system-control-network, the device comes up correctly. Yet after this
process, the cursor in this GUI jumps back to the first device, which
may be different from the one recently activated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
any (also redhat-config-network)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure multiple devices: eth0, ppp0 (...)
2. allow non root users to active ppp0
3. as non root user, activate ppp0, and wait for active connection
4. get ready to deactivate
The GUI cursor jumps back to eth0 which is first in the list (at
least in my config). If you have more than two connections available
in the list, the user needs to search for the activated one and
select it, instead of just pressing "Deactivate". This is confusing
as soon as the machine has more than two possible connections (like
mine: eth0, eth1, ppp0, ppp1).
The GUI cursor remains at the most recently selected device, so the
user just needs to press "Deactivate".
The most recently actived device is usually the one the user wants to
deactivate next. If not, she/he can still select the correct one to
Of course I don't necessarily expect the cursor to be at the most
recent device if system-control-network is closed and then re-opened.
I just meant: when the user leaves the program open during her/his