Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49199
Gnome control center icon missing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:47 EDT
One of the most vital icons on the panel, the "tookbox" icon for the GNOME
control center, is missing in beta2. Is this intentional?
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
the control center is being moved into nautilus
It's not intentional, though that icon is no longer on the panel by default.
Does /usr/share/pixmaps/control-center.png exist on your machine?
Yes, /usr/share/pixmaps/control-center.png does exist, and is owned by
control-center. rpm -V control-center verifies perfectly.
OK, so the correct situation is:
- for new accounts (never logged in), there is no control center icon on the
- if you already logged in before and had a control center icon on the panel,
it should still be there
Is this what you're seeing on your machine?
Why would not account that haven't logged in before not have the control center
icon on the panel? This can't be correct behavior. How does one, especially a
clueless user, access the control center?
I did a fresh install of beta2, and on my first AND subsequent gdm logins, I've
never seen a control center icon on the panel.
The point about first/subsequent logins is that new accounts get the new defaults,
which don't have the control center icon. But if you have an old account your
panel config won't be modified.
To open control panels now you click the mushroom (yes, we are getting a new
icon AFAIK) and then open the Preferences folder. Or just type preferences: into
Nautilus location bar. This doesn't work properly in beta2 but works if you
upgrade to Rawhide gnome-vfs.
Ok... I upgraded to gnome-vfs in Rawhide, and the mushroom seems alot better now ;-)
However, my original point remains. An icon of a toolbox strongly hints of
configuration, an icon of a mushroom leaves users wondering "how/where do I
configure my desktop". Any chance of getting the toolbox icon, or something
else that screams "configurtation here", back?
I think we'd like to experiment without it for now - the basic concept here is
that we've taken all the direct links off the desktop (no RH links, no control
center, etc.) and put them into the Start Here folder, to get less clutter.
So all the important links are now in Start Here.
It's hard to say conclusively without user testing, which will happen eventually
I hope, but for now we have to make some decision.