Red Hat Bugzilla – 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)
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:17:05 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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$ rpm -qf `which gnome-mouse-properties`
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
AFAICS there is no more system wide mouse setting UI in current release.