right click -> connect menu un-usably small

Bug #485532 reported by abrouwers on 2009-11-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wicd
Low
David Paleino

Bug Description

Personally, I find the "Connect" menu upon clicking the sys-tray icon to be far too short to be useful. By default, it seems only 2 networks appear in the list, and the list doesn't seem to do the best job at locating itself.

I've attached a screenshot for what I am currently seeing. I currently have 8 wireless networks within range, and having only 2 appear in the default menu doesn't make sense from a usability standpoint. It might be nice if the menu recognized the number of networks, and generated a decent sized list for selection.

I think network manager does this exceptionally well, of being able to click the app, and being able to clearly identify the network you are after, without having to bring up another dialog box:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:F12-NetworkManager-demo.png

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abrouwers (abrouwers) wrote :
abrouwers (abrouwers) wrote :

Sorry, I'm not sure if it's relevant to the creation of the menu, but on my system, I have the following versions of relevant software:

/var/log/packages/gtk+2-2.18.3-x86_64-1
/var/log/packages/pygtk-2.16.0-x86_64-1
/var/log/packages/wicd-1.6.2.2-x86_64-1

David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2012-02-05
Changed in wicd:
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → 1.7.2
assignee: nobody → David Paleino (dpaleino)
importance: Undecided → Low
David Paleino (dpaleino) on 2012-04-11
Changed in wicd:
milestone: 1.7.2 → 1.7.3
David Paleino (dpaleino) wrote :

Just committed rev. 834, which fixes this issue.

  http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~wicd-devel/wicd/experimental/revision/834

Changed in wicd:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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