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Description of problem:
GNOME panel workspace names are not saved across sessions in the switcher applet.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. right click on switcher applet
2. choose preferences
3. modify workspace names
4. log out of GNOME session
5. log back in
Actual Results: The workspace names revert to Workspace 1, Workspace 2, etc.
Expected Results: The names should have been retained.
*** Bug 87567 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
If I run 'gconftool-2 -R /apps/metacity/workspace_names', this shows the names
of the workspaces correctly, so they *are* getting saved. Indeed, right-clicking
on the desktop shows all of the names correctly in the menu.
So, it seems it's just the workspace switcher applet that doesn't load them
correctly at log-in time.
They are also correct in the per-window menu? (top left corner in default theme?)
This sounds more like a known bug, then. It happens if the workspace switcher
starts before metacity does, I think, or something like that. Then metacity
hasn't yet provided the space names. There may be a bugzilla.gnome.org bug for it
Yes, the menu is correct.
I tested your theory by removing the workspace switcher from the panel and
re-adding it, which should theoretically have forced it to reread the file and
pick up the names, but it didn't.
It might be better to "killall gnome-panel" instead of just removing/readding that
applet, as the libwnck code doesn't get unloaded on removing it most likely.
Though it could definitely be a different problem.
'killall gnome-panel' doesn't fix it either, I'm afraid.
Long since resolved, it seems