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Bug 172636 - [68cat] [settings] Toolbar icon size not saved immediately
Summary: [68cat] [settings] Toolbar icon size not saved immediately
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@platform
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-21 03:25 UTC by esmithbss
Modified: 2009-09-21 16:39 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description esmithbss 2009-09-21 03:25:21 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200909200201 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.* ]

After launching NB, I set the toolbar icon size to small and
continued working for about 4 hours before my notebook died.

Upon repowering and restarting my notebook, I launched NB and all of
my settings (fonts, open projects, open files, etc...) remained
except for the size of the icons in the toolbar.

The settings for toolbar icon sizes needs to save immediately upon
closing the toolbar management dialog.
Comment 1 Stanislav Aubrecht 2009-09-21 16:00:05 UTC
preferred icon size is part of window system settings and it doesn't make much sense to persist the whole window system
when such a low key property has changed
Comment 2 esmithbss 2009-09-21 16:39:17 UTC
If it doesn't make sense to save the setting, then why is the setting there in the first 

It may make sense from a development view to persist a change like this when closing 
the IDE or at a similar time, but what this says to a user is "Hey, we don't care that you 
want this flag changed" which translates to more Eclipse users.

When the user changes a setting, particularly when the change is done from a dialog, 
the changes should be persisted when the dialog is closed.  When a user had 
everything set and 4 hours later the settings revert, it just looks like poor quality control.