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PartisanEntity
January 23rd, 2007, 05:20 PM
Have you filled in the 'About Me' section?
What are the pros and cons of doing so?

EdThaSlayer
January 23rd, 2007, 05:24 PM
I have never touched that. Don't know what it is really used for except for you to put down your contacts.

beercz
January 23rd, 2007, 05:32 PM
Used it, but I don't know why!

Can anyone enlighten us?

~LoKe
January 23rd, 2007, 05:33 PM
I already know everything about me. What can my computer tell me!?

Sukarn
January 23rd, 2007, 06:46 PM
One thing I used it for was to put a login photo for me.

Maxwell7
January 23rd, 2007, 07:02 PM
Well, I on the other hand always keep forgetting things about me. Where I live ... What my last name is ..

tssss.... and always when I come back from going out :d


On a serious note. I filled it in... but never use it, except for the login picture. I'm not even sure what it's for.

SendDerek
January 23rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
One thing I used it for was to put a login photo for me.

I'm with you! :)

Wartooth
January 23rd, 2007, 08:32 PM
I hadn't even noticed it yet, to be honest. Mind you, I haven't had Ubuntu for all that long, either. I'm kind of curious as to what the purpose of it is, though.

Super King
January 23rd, 2007, 08:49 PM
I choose a Login pic from that menu, that was it.

LKRaider
January 23rd, 2007, 09:08 PM
There are some bugs associated with exactly of not making it clear what that applet is for. [#80899] (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/control-center/+bug/80899) [#3574] (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/control-center/+bug/3574)

On Gnome 2.12 - What's New For Users (http://www.gnome.org/start/2.12/notes/en/rnusers.html) they write:

About Me

GNOME now has a new About Me control panel in which you can enter your personal details, such as your telephone numbers, address, email address, and instant-messenger IDs, instead of repeating the information in several applications. You can also change your password here.

So it is supposed to be a hub app that contains your info to be used by other apps, although I think it isn't very much in use right now.


(I didn't write anything in mine, btw)

nu2this
January 24th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Mine is blank. I never knew what to do with it. Has anyone changed their password with it?
Successfully of course!

rolando2424
January 24th, 2007, 01:52 PM
I haven't used it :D

Pobega
January 24th, 2007, 02:51 PM
I personally fill out all of the About Me pages; Jabber, Ubuntu, anything I find on my computer I'll fill in. I just try not to get too personal with the information I put there, otherwise the pages could backfire.

Mateo
January 24th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Nope, I know who I am, I know what I look like. No pics or information necessary. Plus I don't want to give the computer the impression that our relationship is anything more than business.

ubuntu27
January 25th, 2007, 06:24 AM
I only use it to change my user Avatar

wert613
January 25th, 2007, 06:26 AM
does anyone know the command to open it without opening the menu?

LKRaider
January 26th, 2007, 02:08 AM
does anyone know the command to open it without opening the menu?

gnome-about-me

PartisanEntity
January 26th, 2007, 01:01 PM
I only use it to change my user Avatar

Where would the Avatar show up? (Which applications would display your 'About Me' avatar?)

ubuntu27
January 27th, 2007, 06:11 AM
I only use it to change my user Avatar

Where would the Avatar show up? (Which applications would display your 'About Me' avatar?)

Just like Sukran said, it shows up when you log-in, on GDM (Where you type your user name and password to login)


One thing I used it for was to put a login photo for me.


You can get different kind of GDM at http://www.gnome-look.org


Some GDM theme let you select your user name by selecting it in a list, there your "avatar" shows-up. LIKE THIS (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=49916) or This (http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=28380)