Remove screen panel and move functionality

Bug #928645 reported by Robert Ancell on 2012-02-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Won't Fix
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

From Gnome 3 System Settings changes document [1]:

The “Screen” panel from System Settings should be completely removed. The functions that were contained in this panel will be moved to the following panels:

  * Brightness will go with hardware>display
  * Dim screen and turn off screen go in power settings
  * Lock will go with system>user accounts after “Automatic Login”


Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Proposed package in lp:~robert-ancell/gnome-control-center/bug-928645:
- The screen panel doesn't show in Unity (but shows in GNOME)
- The functionality is added to the display/power/user panels
- It matches the design, and this means some functionality is no longer accessible:
  - dim screen option
  - lock screen delay

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

We're not going to deliver this for 12.04 as the patch is quite complex, g-c-c already has too many patches and upstream has not agreed to the changes as they are currently. The combination of these three makes the patch very expensive to maintain. We should revisit this for 12.10.

Changed in gnome-control-center:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New

Is upstream averse to the change at all, or the implementation?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Mark, you can read most of the discussion on

There is some need for extra discussion and maybe some disagreement on the design but also valid technical concerns it seems, that's something we should better keep working on and iterate to improve and reach something which work for everybody

Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: New → Won't Fix
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