gnome-control-center is missing important settings

Bug #837099 reported by Rocko on 2011-08-30
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Oneiric's gnome-control-center (System Settings) is still missing some important settings, eg:

* There is no icon for accessing the screen saver / screen locking settings (so how does the user stop the PC from automatically locking in Oneiric?)

* The keyboard settings app is missing keyboard layout (so how does the user add another keyboard layout?)

It does have two icons for Ubuntu One, though :)

Is this to be expected or just a bug in my particular installation? Will the missing settings be added in before Oneiric final?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.1.5-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Aug 30 08:33:00 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110803.1)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-20 (9 days ago)

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

There is a keyboard layout icon now.

However, there is no way to change the font settings (font, dpi, hinting, etc).

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

See also bug 839911.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your effort to make Ubuntu better by reporting these issues.

Locking can be controlled by selecting "Screen" in the System Settings window, and - as you said - an option for setting keyboard layout has been added. Hence I set the status of this bug to "Fix Released".

If there are other controls you would like to see - such as font settings - I ask you to please submit separate bug reports for each such missing control.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

Bug 839911 is about the missing screensaver settings that this bug was originally about, so I won't log another one.

After a very brief review I have added bugs for:

Bug 840678 - missing font settings
Bug 840680 - missing action for removable hard drive/USB key
Bug 840682 - missing settings for groups
Bug 840683 - missing dim screen brightness when idle and on battery power
Bug 840684 - gnome-control-center has two 'Ubuntu One' icons

Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks! Marked the last of them as a duplicate; leaving the rest for others to consider.

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