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Thread: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

  1. #1
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    System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    Have you filled in the 'About Me' section?
    What are the pros and cons of doing so?
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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    I have never touched that. Don't know what it is really used for except for you to put down your contacts.
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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    Used it, but I don't know why!

    Can anyone enlighten us?

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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    I already know everything about me. What can my computer tell me!?

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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    One thing I used it for was to put a login photo for me.
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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    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.

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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sukarn View Post
    One thing I used it for was to put a login photo for me.
    I'm with you!

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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    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.
    Everex gPC3 & Ubuntu 8.10

  9. #9
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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    I choose a Login pic from that menu, that was it.
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    Re: System > Preferences > About Me - Do You Use It?

    There are some bugs associated with exactly of not making it clear what that applet is for. [#80899] [#3574]

    On Gnome 2.12 - What's New For Users 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)

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