Bug 49199 - Gnome control center icon missing
Gnome control center icon missing
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
7.3
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-07-16 15:53 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-19 11:20:54 EDT
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Description Joshua Jensen 2001-07-16 15:53:29 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?

Joshua Jensen
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-07-17 15:00:44 EDT
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Comment 2 David Mason 2001-07-17 16:06:58 EDT
the control center is being moved into nautilus 

hp -icon?
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-17 16:18:28 EDT
It's not intentional, though that icon is no longer on the panel by default.
Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-17 16:20:11 EDT
Does /usr/share/pixmaps/control-center.png exist on your machine?
Comment 5 Joshua Jensen 2001-07-18 14:08:18 EDT
Yes, /usr/share/pixmaps/control-center.png does exist, and is owned by
control-center.  rpm -V control-center verifies perfectly.

Joshua Jensen
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-18 14:19:21 EDT
OK, so the correct situation is:

 - for new accounts (never logged in), there is no control center icon on the 
   panel
 - 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?
Comment 7 Joshua Jensen 2001-07-18 16:27:25 EDT
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.

Joshua Jensen
Comment 8 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-18 17:16:20 EDT
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
the 
Nautilus location bar. This doesn't work properly in beta2 but works if you
upgrade to Rawhide gnome-vfs.
Comment 9 Joshua Jensen 2001-07-19 11:20:50 EDT
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?

Joshua
Comment 10 Havoc Pennington 2001-07-19 12:11:49 EDT
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.

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