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Bug 122487 - Make system tray root priviledges icon the root shield?
Make system tray root priviledges icon the root shield?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-05-05 00:08 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:00 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Fixed In Version: 1.77-1
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Last Closed: 2005-01-20 08:33:52 EST
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2004-05-05 00:10 EDT, Need Real Name
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The following icon instead is now used by pam-panel-icon (1.19 KB, image/png)
2005-01-11 08:28 EST, Jindrich Novy
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Description Need Real Name 2004-05-05 00:08:46 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-GB; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116

Description of problem:

In the Gnome, when you open a program requiring root administrative
priviledges, and you fill out the root password to gain them, you then
get the "keys" icon <keyring.png> down in the system tray to inform
you they are present.

I thought it might be an idea in the case of root priviledges to use
the root "shield" icon <root-password.png> in the system tray instead,
in a move to make the shield symbolize allthingsroot a bit more.

This would match the usage of the "shield" graphic to represent root
in the root password change app in "Hat>>System Settings>>Root
Password", and maybe work better in the context of the change to a
keys icon for the general user password change app (RFE 117166)...

Just a suggestion, what do we think?

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open a program requiring root administrative priviledges in Gnome.
2.Check out <keyring.png> icon that appears in the system tray
representing root priviledges.
3.Consider possibly swapping this for the root shield logo
<root-password.png> to represent it instead.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2004-05-05 00:10:31 EDT
Created attachment 99974 [details]
Comment 2 Hylke Bons 2004-08-26 05:50:08 EDT
I agree, it looks much better and says al ot more then the keys.
Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-01-11 08:28:02 EST
Created attachment 109602 [details]
The following icon instead is now used by pam-panel-icon

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