(network menu) there are too many separation lines

Bug #1180757 reported by Damien on 2013-05-16
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Wingpanel
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

This menu need to be reorganised a bit. There are a lot of separation lines, to the point the user has trouble understanding what they are separating.

I'd love to put a screenshot of it but I can't (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1153157) so I'll use my best ascii art instead. Here is how it shows on my computer:

phone1 ~greyed~
disconnected ~greyed~
______________
some network
______________
phone2 ~greyed~
disconnected ~greyed~
______________
another network
______________
wireless network ~greyed~
current network
disconnect
______________
some wifi
another wifi
a third wifi
too many wifi
I can see five
______________
connect to an invisible wifi
create new wifi network
______________
VPN connections ~with submenu~
______________
(✓) activate network
(✓) activate wireless network
______________
connexion informations
manage connexions

The separation line should only separate different objects: modem1, modem2, wireless, VPN, options. There shouldn't be a line between active and inactive connections: an icon change and the following line "disconnect" indented should be enough. Furthermore you either have a submenu or you don't, VPN shouldn't be singled out. Like this:

phone1 ~greyed~
disconnected ~greyed~
(x) some network
______________
phone2 ~greyed~
disconnected ~greyed~
(x) another network
______________
wireless network ~greyed~
(✓) current network
    disconnect
(x) some wifi
(x) another wifi
(x) a third wifi
(x) too many wifi
(x) I can see five
connect to an invisible wifi
create new wifi network
______________
VPN connections ~with submenu~
______________
options ~greyed~
(✓) activate network
(✓) activate wireless network
connexion informations
manage connexions

This would be easier to read and understand. For further cleaning, inactive modems could be hidden https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1180747 .

Damien (youpla-b) on 2013-05-16
description: updated
description: updated
Victor Martinez (victored) wrote :

Thanks for the report Damien,

You may want to re-target this bug to affect the network indicator instead. Wingpanel does not control this.

Changed in wingpanel:
status: New → Invalid
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Ted Gould (ted) on 2013-09-11
affects: indicator-network → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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