Display Settings Panel Icon should have Detect Monitors entry

Bug #454807 reported by j^ on 2009-10-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Settings Daemon
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-control-center

Right now in order to activate my external monitor or projector i have to
click on the Display Settings panel icon.
After that i have to close the Display Settings window that just opened.
Instead there should be a "Detect Monitors" entry above "Configure Display Settings..."
It would be like the "Detect Monitors" button in the Display Settings.

This way one can just enable monitors that have been used before by select that one option and be done with it.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Oct 18 18:42:43 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu4
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

j^ (j) wrote :

went ahead and wrote a patch to add this enty, turned out that the code for this is in gnome-settings-daemon

j^ (j) wrote :

update package

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
j^ (j) wrote :

of cause the text should read Detect Monitors and not Detect Displays to be in line with the button in the display settings.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This bug is an upstream one and it would be quite helpful if somebody experiencing it could send the bug the to the people writing the software. You can learn more about how to do this for various upstreams at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream. Thanks in advance!

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thanks for sending upstream

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
status: Unknown → New
David Futcher (bobbo) wrote :

The patch has been rejected upstream due to an indentation error:

"Patch looks reasonable to me. There is a tiny indentation issue here though:

+ error_message (manager, _("Could not detect monitors"), error,
+ g_error_free (error);"

Could the original author of the patch please fix this and resubmit on the GNOME bug tracker? Thanks alot!

tags: added: patch-rejected-upstream
j^ (j) wrote :

submitted with fixed indentation upstream

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon:
status: New → Expired
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
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