should alert users graphically when a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse is connected

Reported by rfkrocktk on 2012-02-21
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Wishlist
Unassigned
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Currently on OSX, the operating system informs users if a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse is connected or disconnected, albeit after an initial time. (What I mean by "after an initial time" is this: it doesn't show it if it's connected in the first seconds of login.)

What happens is that an box similar to the Unity "box-shown-when-play-is-pressed-and-banshee-isn't-running" box is shown with a keyboard icon and a message saying "Keyboard Connected." The same happens with a mouse, and it happens both for connect and disconnect. This makes things very convenient. If your Bluetooth keyboard disconnects, you immediately know about it.

These features would be very handy in the next version of Ubuntu.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.28.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.29-generic 3.0.20
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,crashhandler,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,debugspew,decor,resize,obs,mousepoll,gnomecompat,commands,vpswitch,move,text,wall,imgpng,grid,showmouse,regex,place,snap,ring,session,animation,animationaddon,fade,workarounds,expo,scale,ezoom,unityshellrotated]
Date: Tue Feb 21 14:37:21 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-28 (54 days ago)

rfkrocktk (rfkrocktk) wrote :
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
summary: - Unity should alert users graphically when a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse
- is connected
+ should alert users graphically when a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse is
+ connected
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Those notifications usually come from a service handling events and not from unity, most of them are handled by gnome-settings-daemon nowadays. Setting as wontfix though because it doesn't seem like something the desktop team will have time to work on in the next cycle

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