Newly created users are not added to the menu until next login

Bug #552048 reported by Sune Keller on 2010-03-30
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Session Menu
Fix Released
Low
Conor Curran
indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Adding a new user using the "Users and Groups" Administration tool does not add the user to the fast user switch part of the Session Menu until it is reloaded (for most users this would be by logging out and back in, or even restarting).

It would be nice to be able to switch straight to the newly created user without having to click the "Switch from ..." and, on systems not supporting KMS, waiting unnecessarily for the greeter to appear.

Related branches

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-03-31
affects: indicator-me → indicator-session
description: updated
Ted Gould (ted) on 2010-05-21
Changed in indicator-session:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-08-01
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Sune Keller (sune-keller) wrote :

This appears to be fixed in 11.04.

Sune Keller (sune-keller) wrote :

i.e.

$ apt-cache policy indicator-session
indicator-session:
  Installed: 0.2.17-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.2.17-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.2.17-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ natty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

works for me.

Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-19
Changed in indicator-session:
assignee: nobody → Conor Curran (cjcurran)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-19
Changed in indicator-session:
milestone: none → 0.3.3
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-23
Changed in indicator-session:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-08-25
Changed in indicator-session:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-session - 0.3.3-0ubuntu1

---------------
indicator-session (0.3.3-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - User menu should still show even if there is only 1 user (LP: #831758)
    - Bluetooth item in menu not needed (LP: #825111)
    - Newly created users are not added to the menu until next
      login (LP: #552048)
    - Users list in shutdown menu is not updated on user
      deletion (LP: #557608)
    - should use gsettings rather than gconf (LP: #656323)
  * debian/control
    - Bump dbusmenu build dep to >= 0.4.92
 -- Ken VanDine <email address hidden> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:58:56 -0400

Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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