NotifyOSD does not report WiFi Antennas being turned on/off

Bug #903004 reported by Brendan Griffin
This bug affects 2 people
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On a Thinkpad X220, tapping the Fn+F5 keys will (depending on current state) turn on or off the WiFi antennas. The X220's "hardware" WiFi indicator shows a green light when on and cancels the light when it is off. But shouldn't a NotifyOSD also be generated so this status change is reported from the Ubuntu desktop as well? NotifyOSD would report something to the effect of "WiFi Antennas ON" or "Mobile Broadband Antennas OFF."

It would be great to be able to selectively turn on/off WiFi and Mobile Broadband. This way battery life could be saved if only using Mobile Broadband because the user could turn off the WiFi antennas but leave on the Mobile Broadband Antennas.

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Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

Notify-osd just displays notifications. Network-manager-applet is what would need to handle displaying of the notifications you would like.

affects: notify-osd → network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox) wrote :

Marking Wishlist; this is not something we currently have, though it would be relatively easy to implement, provided it first went through vetting be the NetworkManager developers for inclusion upstream. What can be done there is to notify when NM sees a switch of the killswitch states.

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: bitesize
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