Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245855
Gnome Applet Invest: can't add stocks
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
when i click "+add" in the invest applet preferences, it just adds google over
and over again
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click add
pop up dialog box to input different stock that i actually want to track
.. 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.
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 .
If you click on the "GOOG" text, and type in a new ticker symbol does it work as
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.
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.
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.
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.
It does work that way, provided I enter existing stock symbols in UPPER CASE.
I've filed an upstream bug here:
to cover the UI improvements.