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Bug 809148 - Changes to desktop widget settings do not survive reboot.
Summary: Changes to desktop widget settings do not survive reboot.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-workspace
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-02 15:29 UTC by Emmett Culley
Modified: 2013-02-13 23:30 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 23:30:35 UTC
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Description Emmett Culley 2012-04-02 15:29:08 UTC
Description of problem:

I use multiple activities each with multiple desktops.  When I add a folder view widget to a desktop any settinga for that object I make different from the defaults, including resizing the object, none of thos settings survive a reboot.  So I have to revonfigure each object every time I reboot my system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Every time I reboot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change size of any or all folder view widgets and reposition objects in the view
2. Restart workstation
3. All Folder view objects are reset back to a default size and any setting mad on the configuration dialog are lost
Actual results:

Widget settings do not survive reboot

Expected results:

Widget setting should survive reboot

Additional info:

Fully updated Fedora 16.  I have noticed this problem since I started using multiple activities.

One note, I also have each activity set to allow different widgets for each desktop.

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2012-04-02 15:36:13 UTC
The Version field should reflect the version of Fedora, not of the package.

As for your actual issue, it looks like Plasma is crashing on exit, before it gets a chance to save its settings. A workaround is to (after making the desired settings changes) bring up the panel settings by clicking on the icon on the right end of the panel (which looks like a cashew nut), then close the panel settings. This is one of the few actions which trigger an immediate configuration write in Plasma. But for a real fix, we will need to figure out where it crashes.

Comment 2 Emmett Culley 2012-04-02 16:33:00 UTC
Opening and closing the panel settings did have the changes stick between logging out and back in again, but not after rebooting.

This time I rebooted by first loggin out then selecting to restart from the KDM menu.  None of the changes I made to desktop widgets stuck.

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