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Bug 84978

Summary: workspace switcher doesn't correctly load space names on login
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Ian Macdonald <ian>
Component: libwnckAssignee: Mark McLoughlin <markmc>
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Description Ian Macdonald 2003-02-24 16:45:11 UTC
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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):


How reproducible:
Always

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-29 00:08:18 UTC
*** Bug 87567 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Ian Macdonald 2003-03-29 00:20:31 UTC
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.



Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-29 00:55:09 UTC
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 
already.

Comment 4 Ian Macdonald 2003-03-29 01:01:49 UTC
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.


Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-29 01:08:58 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Ian Macdonald 2003-03-29 01:12:17 UTC
'killall gnome-panel' doesn't fix it either, I'm afraid.

Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-29 02:54:11 UTC
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102293

Comment 8 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-24 22:14:27 UTC
Long since resolved, it seems