Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 301891
gnome-mouse-properties Pointers tab missing
Last modified: 2008-03-11 10:44:02 EDT
Description of problem:
gnome-mouse-properties Cursor tab is missing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Mouse
2. Look at tabs
No tab for "Pointers"
Pointer tab should allow setting pointer theme and select pointer highlighting.
This seems to be a regression from F7's control-center-2.18.0-20.fc7, but I
didn't try that on my hardware. Hardware is a Thinkpad T61, with NVidia Quadro
NV140M, using the vesa xorg driver (the nv driver doesn't work either, but
that's a separate bug).
This is not a bug. the pointer tab has been moved to the new "Appearance" capplet.
Oh, OK. Never mind...
I took a look at the Pointers tab on the Appearance capplet and it doesn't offer
the feature I was really interested in: the ability to locate the pointer by
pressing CTRL. That seems to me to be most appropriate as a mouse property
rahter than an appearance property, as it's functionality independent of visual
I'm going to re-open this bug, but if I should be focusing elsewhere, please let
Filed upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=480457
The "Locate Pointer" feature is back, in the mouse preferences.