Apply button should be inactivated if there are no changes to apply

Bug #465676 reported by gpothier on 2009-10-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

The Apply button for the screen resolution config applet should be disabled when the user hasn't changed anything. Or, alternatively, the Apply button should not do anything if the user did not change any setting. The issue is that having it enabled leads to the following endless cycle:

1. Open the Screen resolution config applet from System/Preferences
2. Change the settings of some monitor
3. Click apply
4. Screens are configured correctly
5. Click "maintain configuration" in the countdown dialog that pops up
6. The config applet is still displayed, with the Apply button enabled
7. Not sure what I should do, so click apply -> GOTO 5

This actually happened to my girlfriend. She was able to setup her external monitor all right but she said the countdown dialog would pop up over and over, and that was because she clicked apply over and over...
This is on Karmic, updated yesterday.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2011-12-21
summary: - Workflow for changing monitor configuration is misleading
+ Apply button should be inactivated if there are no changes to apply
tags: added: precise
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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