Username in flashback menu tree displays empty limb

Bug #1516316 reported by Erick Brunzell on 2015-11-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is an extremely minor issue but I notice in Xenial when using the main menu button rather than the standard Menu Bar the username displayed in the menu tree just displays a blank limb when you mouse over it. A picture is worth a thousand words in this instance so I'm attaching a screenshot composition with the Xenial behavior on the left and the Trusty behavior on the right.

It looks to me like even the username displayed in indicator-applet-complete is rather useless and redundant so maybe the Unity devs would consider changing that entire behavior? I mean clicking on the username will lock the screen but there is also a Lock button so why even have the username displayed?

Also the System Settings button is displayed in System Tools as well as being displayed by indicator-applet-complete if used so it's just more redundancy. Can anyone think of a valid reason why the username need even be displayed?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-panel 1:3.18.1-1ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-19.23-generic 4.2.6
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
Date: Sat Nov 14 15:46:48 2015

InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-10 (4 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151109)
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium

Please report this upstream - with link back to launchpad bug.

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