Bug 245855 - Gnome Applet Invest: can't add stocks
Gnome Applet Invest: can't add stocks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-26 20:26 EDT by jaymz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-04 17:28:25 EDT
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Description jaymz 2007-06-26 20:26:42 EDT
Description of problem:
when i click "+add" in the invest applet preferences, it just adds google over
and over again

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. click add

Actual results:
adds google

Expected results:
pop up dialog box to input different stock that i actually want to track

Additional info:
.. did wiki/forum/buzilla search for this, couldn't find an answer

.. went to help page for application, doesn't seem to exist anymore:

.. edited the .gnome2/invest-applet/stocks.pickle file manually and i can get my
stock in there and the applet updates correctly, but i cannot figure out the
format to add in multiple stocks.
Comment 1 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-01 08:42:49 EDT
Still seeing this bug in fc8test1, would like to reopen, but am not authorize to
change version or bug status. I have gnome-applets-2.19.1-8.fc8 .
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-09-04 10:18:32 EDT
Hi Peter,

If you click on the "GOOG" text, and type in a new ticker symbol does it work as
Comment 3 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-04 11:32:11 EDT
I can make the symbol GOOG appear by clicking on the button.

If I single-click the symbol test, with either mouse button, nothing happens; I
don't get a window to type in text.

If I double-click on the text, I  get charts, and I can change the symbol. But
after closing the chart, the symbol remains at GOOG; I don't seem to be able to
add a new symbol on a permanent basis.
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-09-04 12:16:16 EDT
Oh, I'm sorry, I wasn't very clear. 

next to ticker icon is an arrow.  next to the arrow is a blank box.  If you
right click on the blank box, a context menu will come up.  From there you can
go to preferences, and a dialog will pop up with the GOOG entry.  If you click
the GOOG text there, it should become editable.

Does that work?  It's pretty complicated, I agree.  If that works, we should
file an upstream bug to see if we can get a clearer interface.
Comment 5 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-04 12:51:04 EDT
I don't see an arrow, just a button next to the purple chart icon. When I click
on the button, I get a blue box containing the text: "GOOG: +521 (+6.66%)". This
value can fluctuate, of course. I have also found I can click and drag this box,
but it returns to its initial position when I release it.

Kudos for the multi-year charts.
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-09-04 13:07:39 EDT
right-click in the blank area to the right of the button.

That is, if you hold your mouse over the chart, you should see the entire thing
turn into a sort of button,  move your mouse to the right until it no longer
looks like a button, then right click, and go to preferences from there.
Comment 7 Peter H. Jones 2007-09-04 17:04:19 EDT
It does work that way, provided I enter existing stock symbols in UPPER CASE.
Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-09-04 17:28:25 EDT
I've filed an upstream bug here:


to cover the UI improvements.

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