Icon of FUSA in panel is different to icon displayed in "Add to Panel" dialogue

Bug #337479 reported by Matthew East on 2009-03-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fast-user-switch-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: fast-user-switch-applet

I recently removed the FUSA applet from my panel, and tried to add it back - it is very difficult to find it in the "Add to Panel" dialogue because (a) it has a different icon (a picture of people rather than the red power button), and (b) it has a name (User Switcher) that doesn't really link it to the key actions provided by the applet for most users, shutdown and logout.

I think that the icon should be the the same as the original icon on the panel (the red power button) and the name should be "Quit Button" or similar.

Matt Tanner (tannmatter) wrote :

Sorry for jumping on the bandwagon here but I had a similar problem with this applet. I removed it, and readded the "User Switcher" applet from the applet menu, only to discover that it's apparently actually a different applet. The applet that was there before is apparently called "Indicator Applet Session".

I looked under the configuration editor and the bonobo_iid value of the applet it added to my panel is "OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchAppletGdm". The original switcher applet that was there is listed under apps->panel->default_setup->applets->fast_user_switch, and is called "OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet". The functionality of the "Gdm" one is different. For one, the full name is listed, rather than the username so it takes up more space, and there are larger buttons for Log Out and Shut Down, but they bring up windows with further options.

So I changed the value of the bonobo_iid, removing "Gdm" from the name, restarted X, and the applet looked normal again, with the power button and username. Then I right-clicked on the applet to check its about box, and it tells me it's called Indicator Applet Session. The name is confusing, especially when in the configuration editor it refers to it as FastUserSwitchApplet.

I would suggest a simple renaming of the applet under the "Add to Panel" menu, as there is already something called "Indicator Applet", and it doesn't appear to be related to "Indicator Applet Session"

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

This package has been removed from Ubuntu. Closing all related bugs.

Changed in fast-user-switch-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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