[Bug 48180] Re: [Bug 48180] Re: System -> Prefernces -> About Me does not work

David Courtney blixel at gmail.com
Sun Jun 4 22:50:13 UTC 2006

On 6/4/06, Dwight shepherd <dwight.shepherd at gmail.com> wrote:
> I cant seem to replicate this error. I followed your instructions
> closely and About Me still saves my input even when I tabbed between
> fields.
> Is there anymore information you can gives us about this bug?

Yes ... I've played around with it quite a bit more and have learned
the following:

I noticed that my subsequent trips into the About Me box were
successfully saving data in *some* of the fields without me hitting
enter.  So it seems as though the problem is most obvious on a fresh

I can repeatedly reproduce the original problem by creating a new user
account (which creates a fresh home directory).  With the new user, go
to About Me, type in some data, but only tab between the fields ... do
not hit enter.  Then click close.  Go back to About Me and all the
data you typed in will be lost.

If you then fill out the data again, even if you only tab between
fields, it will *then* be saved.  So it seems as though the first time
you close About Me, it initializes something so that your subsequent
trips into About Me will work "properly".

I say "properly" because even after About Me starts saving the data, I
still have the problem where the e-mail addresses are saved
incorrectly.  The information I type into the Home e-mail address is
saved to the Work e-mail address *IF* there is no data in the work
e-mail address field.  IF the work e-mail address field is populated,
then the home e-mail address is saved where it's supposed to be.

The work e-mail address is saved correctly whether you have anything
entered into the home e-mail address field or not.

> How did you install Dapper? with the desktop cd?

Yes, I used the desktop CD.

System -> Prefernces -> About Me does not work

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