Battery indicator is confusing

Bug #549620 reported by Martin Meredith on 2010-03-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager

The new Battery indicator now depletes from right to left, instead of left to right.

This is HIGHLY confusing.... as most people, from other things (phones etc etc) are used to it depleting from the left.

In fact, this is even more confusing because of the way the eye scans. - I thought that my battery only had a small amount of charge left!

See attached screenshot

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-power-manager 2.29.91-0ubuntu9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-17.26-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Mar 27 15:02:53 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
GnomeSessionSuspendInhibited: No
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100325)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-17-generic root=UUID=496194dd-7353-402f-b5e0-d009990cee60 ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: gnome-power-manager 07/04/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: OEM
dmi.bios.version: 1.13
dmi.board.asset.tag: Tag 12345 N/A
dmi.board.vendor: DIXONSXP
dmi.board.version: N/A
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: DIXONSXP
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnOEM:bvr1.13:bd07/04/2008:svnDIXONSXP:pnDIXONSXP:pvr:rvnDIXONSXP:rnN/A:rvrN/A:cvnDIXONSXP:ct10:cvr: DIXONSXP
dmi.sys.vendor: DIXONSXP

Martin Meredith (mez) wrote :
Martin Meredith (mez) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This is an issue with the icon theme rather than gnome-power-manager

affects: ubuntu-artwork (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-mono (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-power-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 546477, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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