Bug 990733 - Can't stop gnome-shell from connecting to IM accounts when no IM client installed
Can't stop gnome-shell from connecting to IM accounts when no IM client insta...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-31 17:08 EDT by Christopher Beland
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 17:13:11 EST
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Description Christopher Beland 2013-07-31 17:08:05 EDT
What I did:
* Set up 2 accounts in Empathy
* Put in wrong password for one account, other account has invalid server certificate
* "yum remove empathy"
* Disable network 
* When plugging in network cable, get two Gnome desktop notifications that the system was unable to connect to those accounts

The Gnome desktop should not be connecting to IM accounts when there is no IM client installed.  As far as I can tell, there is no way in the GUI to delete these accounts, which is incredibly frustrating. This is also a major privacy concern, since if I had set up the accounts properly, the system would be broadcasting presence information without my knowledge and consent.

Bug 861839 is similar.
Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2013-07-31 17:09:51 EDT
I was able to work around this UI bug by completely deleting ~/.local/share/telepathy/mission-control
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