Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 809148
Changes to desktop widget settings do not survive reboot.
Last modified: 2013-02-13 18:30:41 EST
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):
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
Widget settings do not survive reboot
Widget setting should survive reboot
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.
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.
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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