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Bug 79007 - Link per-user control panels to related system panels (was applet should allow user to select a mouse type by spawning redhat-config-mouse)
Link per-user control panels to related system panels (was applet should allo...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-12-04 10:47 EST by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:17 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-21 05:23:24 EDT
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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-12-04 10:47:36 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
Mouse configuration under Red Hat Linux 8 tends to be a bit ambiguous because
there are two applications that control the mouse.


Having a tab under gnome-mouse-properties that contains the same information as
redhat-config-mouse, _OR_ a simple button that would spawn redhat-config-mouse
for them would help eliminate this ambiguity.

The tab option could be feasible if the application were modified to detect
whether the user had root level privileges.  Otherwise, the option would be
grayed out or unavailable.

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$ rpm -qf `which gnome-mouse-properties`
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-04 10:56:21 EST
Yeah, there's a general problem of how to present the systemwide prefs 
("System Settings") vs. the per-user prefs ("Preferences").

Most people find having two menus confusing, on the other hand, 
you really would not want to encourage someone to change settings for 
every user on the system thinking they were only affecting themselves...
and there's the implementation issue that you can't have one dialog 
where part of it runs as root and part does not. And the organizational 
issue that GNOME writes the Preferences and Red Hat writes the System 
Comment 2 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2004-10-21 05:23:24 EDT
AFAICS there is no more system wide mouse setting UI in current release.

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