Bug#230756: nautilus: Should not change desktop settings (color, icons) when launched under a non-GNOME session

Karsten M. Self "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com>, 230756@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 2 Feb 2004 19:19:44 -0800

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on Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:23:04PM +0100, Johannes Rohr (j.rohr@comlink.org=
) wrote:
> Am Mo, den 02.02.2004 schrieb Karsten M. Self um 11:48:
> > Package: nautilus
> > Version: 2.4.1-3
> > Severity: wishlist
> >=20
> >=20
> > When Nautilus is invoked under a non-GNOME session, e.g.:  another
> > window manager -- WindowMaker, blackbox, fluxbox, XFCE4, etc., it should
> > *NOT* change desktop attributes, including but not limited to:
> I would like to see this, too. But, alas, it is hardly possible.=20
> Nautilus handles the the desktop background as a single window,
> occupying the full visible screen size, where its predecessor, GMC,
> placed lots of mini-windows onto the original X root window. The latter
> approach left the desktop background unchanged whereas the former cannot
> but override it.
> I think there have been lengthy and exhaustive discussions about this
> (desktop as a single window) upstream. The way it currently is, is based
> on a fundamental design decision taken by upstream and there is little
> hope that filing bugs to the Debian BTS will have *any* impact.=20
> So, if you want to reach those responsible for this design decision, you
> should go to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

Actually, I've been in direct contact with Jeff Waugh and others.

I'm seeing some gross usability / utility failures in GNOME and am
addressing these through both formal (bug report) and informal channels.

> P.S.: I'm not the maintainer. But AFAIK this can only be tagged
> "wontfix".

Pass it upstream.

Either way, it will be on the record.

Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
  Backgrounder on the Caldera/SCO vs. IBM and Linux dispute.

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