Comment 46 for bug 124315

James Lewis (james-fsck) wrote :

This is perhaps a perfect example of the issue many people have, and which people I've converted to Ubuntu complain about (to me), on a regular basis...

Reading the history of this bug, it seems that a consensus was reached on the correct solution, in 2010, but we are fast approaching 2017 and nothing has changed.

Hopefully Unity8 will address some of these issues, and render this 10 year old bug finally resolved by virtue of being obsolete.