Restart not available when suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is set

Bug #828019 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2011-08-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Session Menu
Fix Released
Low
Unassigned
Unity Foundations
Low
Unassigned
indicator-session (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

In the fix for bug #815077, 'Restart' was added to the confirmation dialog when clicking 'Shutdown' from the indicator-session menu. In addition to the fact that 'Shutdown' should probably be 'Shutdown...' so that people know more can be done when selecting the option, if /apps/indicator-session/suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is set to 'True', you cannot restart via the indicator-session menu. I've known quite a few people who have set this (or asked me to) stating that 'I selected Shutdown, why do I have to confirm this? It's annoying'. I propose:
* when suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is False, display only 'Shutdown...' in the menu
* when suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is True, display 'Restart' and 'Shutdown' in the menu

Up to date Oneiric with indicator-session 0.3.1-0ubuntu2.

description: updated
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-09-05
Changed in indicator-session:
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in unity-foundations:
milestone: none → oneiric-beta-2
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-09-05
Changed in unity-foundations:
assignee: nobody → Ted Gould (ted)
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ted Gould (ted) on 2011-09-21
Changed in unity-foundations:
milestone: oneiric-beta-2 → oneiric-final
Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

Marking as not critical for Oneiric. Restart isn't a critical function, so while it'd be nice to have, we can't see this as a priority at this point.

Changed in indicator-session:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: Ted Gould (ted) → nobody
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: Ted Gould (ted) → nobody
milestone: oneiric-final → none
nick rundy (nrundy) wrote :

I beg to differ. Restart is a critical function for dual-booters.

Don Stigel (don-stigel) wrote :

This bug is a MAJOR problem.

I am totally unable to restart or shutdown from within Unity. First, there is no Restart option in the Indicator-Session. Second, selecting Shut Down results in Log Out. And selecting Restart from Dash results in Log Out.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Don, that's a different bug where something is blocking shutdown or restart and Ubuntu unfortunately doesn't tell the user what happened but just logs out instead.

Adam Przepiórkowski (adamp) wrote :

Whether this is critical or not (it IS critical for me), having no "restart" and not being able to add it easily is against the spirit of Linux, which is all about having choice. I had this choice in previous releases, I don't have it now. A clear step back. PLEASE, consider the very reasonable proposal of the bug description above:

* when suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is False, display only 'Shutdown...' in the menu
* when suppress_logout_restart_shutdown is True, display 'Restart' and 'Shutdown' in the menu

stagelll (gedefr) wrote :

I completly agree with Adam. This is a major bug for me, and one that made me go back to 11.04. I'm a dual boot user and I need a clean and quick access to "restart".

Besides, that's at odds with the very spirit of Linux : all about having choices.

And it would be great if, for once, Canonical could just for a second listen to users. To have "restart" is no big deal: and it would make my Ubunutu experience just greater.

Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

This is a pain for me too. There should be a Restart option in the indicator-session dropdown.

Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

This is fixed in Q: the availability of "Restart" is only dependent on "suppress-restart-menuitem".

"suppress-logout-restart-shutdown" is confusingly named, but it is used /only/ to determine whether or not a confirmation prompt is required for the logout/restart/shutdown commands.

Changed in indicator-session:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in indicator-session (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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