Why missing shutdown and user logout menus in system menu with 9.04 Alpha 5?

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 1 22:14:43 GMT 2009

On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 09:37:19PM EST, Hammer Attila wrote:
> Dear List!
> Some week ago missing shutdown and logout menus my Jaunty system with
> system menu. The last menu item is About Ubuntu.
> This is a bug, or new feature request?
> I known, in top panel possible shutdown or restart the system with user
> switch applet, but some time Orca does'nt say this icon, only if the
> blind user pressing the Ctrl+F1 key.
> Because I like old menus, how can I get back this menus? :-):-)

Yes, this is a stupid UI decision made by people in Ubuntu who haven't thought about accessibility. Luckily, getting the menu options back is simply a matter of finding the user switch applet, and removing it from the panel. Things are now set up so that if the user switch applet is not on any of the panels, the menu items will return.

I am also working on disabling this applet for accessibility installs, as I think it makes more sense to use menu items as well.


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