Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505991
Fedora 11 flattened the Preferences Menu on an existing system
Last modified: 2009-06-16 22:34:38 EDT
Description of problem:
In Fedora 10, the Preferences menu was well organised. Different preference applications were grouped together in their own groups. After upgrading to Fedora 11, its now all gone flat and there is no grouping. Consequently, the menu even needs to be scrolled now, and it's much harder to find what I'm looking for, since I have to sift through a few dozen items every time, and related ones aren't near one another.
I know I can edit the menu myself, but it's annoying that it happened in the same place and this will steal minutes of my time on each of my computers. Ugh. Perhaps flattening this was intentional (I hope not), but if it was, it would have been nice for it not to change the existing organisation when someone upgraded instead of doing a fresh install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (at least on both upgraded Fedora 11 boxes)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on System
2. Hover over Preferences
3. Behold the confusion!
All the preference applications appear in one, long, alphabetical list
Preference groups should be visible so we can quickly drill down to what we need rather than having to look at a long list. It's almost like going from n^1/2 to n :(
The Control Center-type thing still seems to be mostly logically laid out.
Oh, I'll note that the Applications menu didn't have changes I had applied to it reverted, so I'm grateful that the application does generally preserve at least parts of the menu through an upgrade :)
We want to move away from deep menu hierarchies, which are problematic for many users.
If you want the hierarchical menus back, you can install the preferences-menus package.
Alright, thank you.
I'm wondering whether it would have been better to install preferences-menus for users upgrading from Fedora 10 so their experience wouldn't seem to change.
Ah well! Sorry for consuming your time.