Bug 494221 - Some startup applications are missing useful descriptions
Some startup applications are missing useful descriptions
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-05 15:04 EDT by Neil
Modified: 2009-04-06 00:21 EDT (History)
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Description Neil 2009-04-05 15:04:17 EDT
Description of problem:
In System/Preferences/Startup Applications, some of the items listed are missing useful descriptions.  e.g. "AT SPI Registry Wrapper", "GNOME Keyring Daemon", etc.  Others like "IMSettings Applet" have a description of "IMSettings Applet", which doesn't tell the user what it does, or why he would want to run it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-session-2.26.0-1.fc11.x86_64

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "Startup Applications" from the Preferences menu, browse the items
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Actual results:
Some items don't have a useful, informative description telling the user why he would want to have that service started.

Expected results:
Useful descriptions.  For example, "Print Queue Applet" says "System tray icon for managing print jobs", which is informative and helpful.

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Comment 1 Neil 2009-04-05 15:11:51 EDT
Many also use the generic "gears" icon, instead of having a unique icon for that service, but that's of lower importance.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2009-04-06 00:21:52 EDT
Theses problems need to be reported against the individual packages containing the problematic services. gnome-session does not provide these descriptions.

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