Do not show appearance tab in vanilla gnome-control center

Bug #1866618 reported by Esokrates on 2020-03-09
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Low
Robert Ancell

Bug Description

I am not using the ubuntu modifications of gnome-shell and therefore the Appearance tab in the gnome-control center is essentially useless, and what's worse choosing an option in the window colors selection simply crashes control center.

Therefore it would be appreciated to only show the appearance tab when using the ubuntu-session.
If this is not possible please create a separate package gnome-control-center-ubuntu since I want to be able to use gnome-shell as intended by upstream without the ubuntu modifications being forced on me.

Esokrates (esokrarkose) on 2020-03-09
tags: added: focal
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Esokrates, please don't confirm your own bugs. However, I can confirm that the Appearance tab appears when logging in to an Ubuntu session and that the crash occurs when selecting the various colour options.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Oops, sorry comment #1 should have referred to logging into a GNOME session (on Xorg). It shouldn't be seen when logging in to an Ubuntu session.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Robert, could you have a look to this one? The dock panel used to not show in GNOME sessions so probably an easy check to restore?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Updated to new method of hiding this panel.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-control-center - 1:3.36.0-0ubuntu2

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gnome-control-center (1:3.36.0-0ubuntu2) focal; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/0008-Allow-tweaking-some-settings-for-Ubuntu-Dock.patch:
    - Only show appearance panel in Ubuntu session (LP: #1866618)

gnome-control-center (1:3.36.0-0ubuntu1) focal; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release
  * debian/patches/0008-Allow-tweaking-some-settings-for-Ubuntu-Dock.patch:
    - Fix crash when theme changed to unknown value (LP: #1866246)

 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:47:02 +1300

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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