ubuntuone-client menu entries

Bug #443342 reported by Ken VanDine on 2009-10-05
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Client
Medium
dobey
ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu)
Medium
dobey

Bug Description

Recently there was a launcher added for the ubuntuone-client-preferences dialog to the Preferences menu, in addition to the existing launcher in the applications menu under the Internet category.

Currently behavior:

  Applications->Internet->Ubuntu One Client
    * on first run opens a browser and lets you sign up for ubuntu one
    * if the applet is already running, it opens the preferences dialog

 System->Preferences->Ubuntu One Client
   * opens the preferences dialog regardless of the state of the applet

The preferences dialog was necessary to handle the case where a user set the applet to not show the icon, thus preventing the right click to launch preferences.

This late in the cycle, we should probably just remove the launcher from the Preferences menu and stick with the application launcher as a way to get to the preferences. But address this work flow in Lucid.

Related branches

Elliot Murphy (statik) wrote :

A slight addition:

 Applications->Internet->Ubuntu One Client
    * on first run opens a browser and lets you sign up for ubuntu one
    * if the applet is already running, it opens the preferences dialog
    * if applet is not already running but the computer is already got a key for ubuntu one, then it starts the applet and exits silently.

I think the silent exit after starting the ubuntuone-client-applet is confusing, because if I then go and click Internet->Ubuntu One a second time, I get the preferences dialog.

Since we can't really remove the menu item from Internet->Ubuntu One, I guess it's ok to remove Preferences->Ubuntu One. It would be nice to also fix that third case so that when you click on Internet->Ubuntu One when the applet is not running it also pops the preferences dialog.

Elliot Murphy (statik) on 2009-10-05
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Rodney Dawes (dobey)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

> Since we can't really remove the menu item from Internet->Ubuntu One, I guess it's ok to remove Preferences->Ubuntu One.

Since U1 is a service, not an app, I'd find it less confusing to have it in System -> Prefs (it's also in the nautilus extension as well). But I won't go into a major debate about that. But I am pretty keen on not having two menu items for the same thing.

Thanks!

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Rodney Dawes (dobey)

Please so this asap. This is one of the last visual changes we are making, and I would like to get it done and off everyone's lists asap. Thanks very much.

dobey (dobey) on 2009-10-08
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
milestone: none → w25-karmic-finalfreeze
status: Triaged → In Progress
dobey (dobey) on 2009-10-08
tags: added: ubuntuone-karmic
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntuone-client - 1.0.0-0ubuntu1

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ubuntuone-client (1.0.0-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Limit log messages, file size, and rotate more often (LP: #435137)
    - Rotate oauth-login.log and cap the file size (LP: #445514)
    - Remove pycurl usage in favor of urllib and better errors (LP: #411029)
    - Save the syncdaemon settings for bw limiting (LP: #418882)
    - Fix NoSuchDatabase when pairing desktopcouch (LP: #438411)
    - Fix IOError when launching preferences window (LP: #441039)
    - Update icons to remove Ubuntu logo, better names (LP: #434886)
    - Use ngettext for the possibly singular notification (LP: #449269)
    - Only create Places bookmark when first authorizing (LP: #397749)
    - Don't always recreate the bookmark (LP: #401211)
    - Handle showing emblems better (LP: #440839)
    - Remove the System->Preferences menu item (LP: #443342)
    - Remove NotOnlineError usage (LP: #404550)
    - Set a default share name in the Nautilus sharing UI (LP: #369488)
    - Simplify some state handling (LP: #420354)

 -- Rodney Dawes <email address hidden> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:15:00 -0400

Changed in ubuntuone-client (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
dobey (dobey) on 2009-10-13
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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