Description of problem:
In working on https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735336, I discovered that the GNOME control center proxy settings do not allow a number of important settings to be changed from their default values. Although it's understandable that the new UI may not yet allow more advanced options like authentication and ignored hosts to be set, the lack of being able to enable the http proxy or turn off 'use-same-proxy' make the created settings largely unusable in the majority of cases.
The schema used by GSettings has defaults for these values:
<key type="b" name="use-same-proxy">
<summary>Use same proxy for all protocols</summary>
<description>Whether to use the same proxy for all protocols or not.</description>
<key type="b" name="enabled">
<summary>Use HTTP proxy</summary>
<description>Enables the proxy settings when accessing HTTP over the Internet.</description>
So by default the HTTP proxy is disabled and the same proxy is used for all protocols. In the Java code at least, the existing assumption is that the HTTP proxy is used as the template if use-same-proxy is enabled. As that proxy is disabled, we end up with no proxy being configured, regardless of the fact that the user may have entered a number of proxies for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SOCKS in the dialog.
The dialog should have an option to toggle 'use-same-proxy'. For the HTTP proxy, either it should be able to enabled or the control center should just enable it if the user sets a value for its host and port.
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(In reply to comment #1)
> Add GNOME bug.
Upstream bug is still in unconfirmed state...
I'll try and retest on an F17 box.