Bug 113931 - RFE: system-control-network: keep last used device "active"
RFE: system-control-network: keep last used device "active"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: 87718
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Reported: 2004-01-20 05:19 EST by Moritz Barsnick
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.3.26-1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-16 09:07:59 EDT
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Description Moritz Barsnick 2004-01-20 05:19:18 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)

How reproducible:

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
Actual results:
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).

Expected results:
The GUI cursor remains at the most recently selected device, so the 
user just needs to press "Deactivate".

Additional info:
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 
use next.
Comment 1 Moritz Barsnick 2004-01-23 11:55:58 EST
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 
network session.

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