unity-2d should show "Unity-2d Desktop or Ubuntu-2d Desktop in panel when on Desktop focus

Bug #957215 reported by Doug McMahon on 2012-03-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This would eliminate user confusion & be more accurate
simple source edit

/panel/applets/appname/appnameapplet.cpp line 364
d->m_label->setText(u2dTr("Unity-2d Desktop"));

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity-2d 5.6.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic-pae 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Mar 16 13:44:52 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120301)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity-2d
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Doug McMahon (mc3man) on 2012-03-16
summary: - unity-2d should show "Unity-2d Desktop in panel when on Desktop focus
+ unity-2d should show "Unity-2d Desktop or Ubuntu-2d Desktop in panel
+ when on Desktop focus
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dale Beaudoin (twocamels) wrote :

I tried to propose that this bug be fixed during Oneiric alpha and it still has not been dealt with. This will be a major confusion for newer users come release day and it's current state is in conflict with the stated goals of Precise !! As it stands now it is 'user_unfriendly'.

kind regards,


Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Giving it a little thought, unless you've other plans, it seems that the unity-2d session should show Ubuntu-2d on the panel. It maintains continuity from the login & lets users know that they're on what they choose.
Or if they choose Ubuntu then it's an immediate sign that something has gone wrong.

There is also a surprising number of requests from users as to how to tell if they're on the 3d or 2d session. There's no reason not to make this a bit more upfront.

Doug McMahon (mc3man) on 2012-03-21
tags: added: needs-design
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

I guess you al must have something brilant in mind to let users (new) know what session they're on.
Though have recently seen suggestion to add to a ubuntu wiki a description on how userscan differentiate.
Personally don't see what the big deal is to make a 3 character edit to the source & present the session a bit more obviously

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

So I see in 12.10 it's planned to - according to MPT
"It’s been hard to find which version of Ubuntu you are using. This will now have a dedicated menu item."
So is this going to be backported to 12.04 or has it been decided that it's ok if it's "hard to find which version of Ubuntu you are using" in 12.04?

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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