Xubuntu Jaunty "Applications -> Other" menu contains screensavers that are not useable/needed

Bug #360063 reported by Charlie Kravetz
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xubuntu-default-settings

RELEASE: Jaunty development version
CD/DVD VARIANT: 32-bit xubuntu, 64-bit xubuntu
ISO BUILD: 2009-04-12
SYMPTOMS: Applications -> Settings -> Screensavers had been showing various screensaver selections. Those selections have moved to Applications -> Other. They still cannot be used, since they don't actually work.

Applications -> Settings -> Screensaver now allows the screensaver to be changed, as well as timer set.

CAUSE: Changes to xubuntu-default-settings to resolve bug 350962 might have caused the screensavers to move to the "Other" menu.

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Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

This is caused by the changes to xfce4-utils, however I'm convinced those are proper changes.

The changset added /etc/xdg to XDG_CONFIG_DIRS path. This means that the gnome screensavers desktop files are now in the path, so when gnome-screensaver goes and tries to use them, it should be able to.

Likely an exclude is needed for the Other menu for these screensavers.

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Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

This is caused by the latest change of xubuntu-default-settings: the "Screensavers" submenu has been dropped, so these screensavers are no more included in any menu, thus ending up in "Other". I'll fix that.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → mrpouit
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
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Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Uploaded, waiting for approval.

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 0.55

xubuntu-default-settings (0.55) jaunty; urgency=low

  * etc/xdg/xubuntu/menus/xfce-applications.menu: Exclude screensavers' desktop
    files from the "Other" menu (LP: #360063).

 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:23:24 +0200

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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