"Login" button should be "Switch to" for already logged in users

Bug #421292 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄 on 2009-08-29
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

Clicking on the indicator applet, "New Session.." I get a logon screen (as expected). It shows a green tick next to my name showing I am logged in already. That's fine.

However if I click my username to get back in, the buttons become [cancel] and [login].

Login implies to me that it will login with a new session. I don't want to do that, I want ti "Switch to" the existing session.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 30 00:45:20 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gdm 2.27.90-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-7.27-generic-pae
SourcePackage: gdm
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-7-generic-pae i686

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in gdm:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Wrong legend 'log in' for already-logged-in user
+ "Login" button should be "Switch to" for already logged in users
Changed in gdm:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-04-27
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
milestone: none → lucid-updates
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

As part of the usual LTS approach of SRUing GNOME bug fix microreleases I prepared an update to gdm 2.30.2 which fixes this problem. I uploaded the package to the desktop PPA for now: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa

For testing, you can do

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ppa
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade

Early feedback appreciated!

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

With 2.30.2 I still see "Log In", and not "Switch to" for users who already have a session, both in the face browser and in the "enter user name" cases. So I'll remove this bug reference from the SRU.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Martin Pitt (pitti) → nobody
milestone: lucid-updates → none
status: In Progress → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

The original GNOME bug was sidetracked to fix something else, so I filed a new upstream report as per upstream's request.

Changed in gdm:
status: Fix Released → Unknown
Changed in gdm:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gdm:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gdm:
importance: Unknown → Low
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-06-18
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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