Bug 51241 - Programs->Settings->GNOME Control Center should show preferences:///
Summary: Programs->Settings->GNOME Control Center should show preferences:///
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: roswell
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-08 18:12 UTC by Kenny Graunke
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-08-08 18:16:39 UTC

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Description Kenny Graunke 2001-08-08 18:12:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
Selecting GNOME Control Center from the Programs->Settings menu opens the
regular GNOME Control Center, and not the one embedded in nautilus.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click the foot menu
2. Go to Programs
3. Go to Settings
4. Select "GNOME Control Center"

Actual Results:  The legacy GNOME Control Center starts.

Expected Results:  A new nautilus window should open to preferences:///

Additional info:

This really should be called "Desktop Preferences", not "GNOME Control
Center". Also, I recommend just nuking the entire Settings menu - it is not
particularily useful. I prefer to just open a window and select sections
there since it is faster and more convenient; I typically change settings
in more than one module at a time (example: background image, WM theme, GTK
theme), which makes navigating through many submenus multiple times
cumbersome and time consuming. If you do decide to keep the Settings menu,
it belongs as a top level menu, not under Programs - Settings aren't
programs to users, they're just settings. Programs are applications that
the user can run to accomplish a task.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-09 23:24:35 UTC
The "GNOME Control Center" item doesn't exist in Rawhide control-center package,
I took it out. 

I want to keep the Settings menu items because people complain about running
Nautilus. Once Nautilus is de-bloated a bit more I'd consider removing it.

We have to keep the menu hierarchy including Settings because that is
standardized with KDE. However a new standard is in the works at which time it
can be reworked.

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