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Bug 78257 - help button does nothing in xscreensaver-demo "--crapplet"
Summary: help button does nothing in xscreensaver-demo "--crapplet"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-20 17:35 UTC by Michael Lee Yohe
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-12-19 16:53:33 UTC

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Description Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-20 17:35:41 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
When configuring the screensaver via Preferences -> Screensaver, the help button
(lower left corner) does nothing when pressed.  I had previously filed Bug 78070
- I was told that 4.06-1 should handle the button differently.  I installed
4.06-3 from RawHide - and the button still does nothing.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press the Help button in the lower left corner.	

Actual Results:  Nothing happens.

Expected Results:  Help dialog box should pop up (or something to the effect of

Additional info:

$ rpm -q xscreensaver

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-20 17:39:35 UTC
If you run xscreensaver-demo from an terminal, do you see any errors?

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-20 18:02:58 UTC
Nice call, Bill.

$ xscreensaver-demo --crapplet
## ( netscape -remote 'openURL(' ||
netscape '' ) &
sh: line 1: netscape: command not found
sh: line 1: netscape: command not found

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-20 18:32:23 UTC
Do you have references to netscape in your ~/.xscreensaver files?

Comment 4 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-20 20:28:51 UTC
# XScreenSaver Preferences File
# Written by xscreensaver-demo 4.05 for myohe on Wed Nov  6 11:43:47 2002.


loadURL:        netscape -remote 'openURL(%s)' || netscape '%s'


I deleted the file.  The help button now does something (brings up a web
browser).  However, it brings up Mozilla instead of default... should this be
another bug?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-20 20:31:55 UTC
It calls gnome-moz-remote; it should use whatever browser is specified there.

Comment 6 Michael Lee Yohe 2002-11-20 20:39:12 UTC
Okay - last question then before I open a new bug.

If one configures Gnome 2 in Red Hat Linux 8, you're actually configuring
htmlview (Panel -> Extras -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications).  htmlview
is used by some applications, and other use gnome-moz-remote?

Should the configuration applet configure BOTH htmlview and gnome-moz-remote, or
should xscreensaver fire off htmlview...?

Sounds like another bug to me - just verifying.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2002-12-19 16:53:33 UTC
gnome-moz-remote is a Gnome 1 thing. htmlview is a local Red Hat hack, AFAIK.
Closing the original bug, as I believe it's working-as-designed now.

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