Replacing network-offline (old version 2xmonitor) with NM wlan 0% signal strength icon

(=?iso-8859-1?q?=60=60-=5F-=B4=B4?=) -- BUGabundo ubuntu at
Fri Mar 13 00:37:45 UTC 2009

Olá Matthew e a todos.

On Thursday 12 March 2009 09:54:05 Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> The Design team has just discussed this and we agree it's confusing. The
> two-monitors icon sucked, but our first try at a replacement wasn't so
> hot. :-) We will have another go, considering the cross and slash
> possibilities proposed here, and we'll seek a UI freeze exception for
> 9.04 for a replacement icon. 

On tonight's Linux Class, I went and asked my students (most of them are using GNU/Linux for the 1st time, and systems have Ubuntu 8.10) what they thought about the update-notifier (and it was showing Critical updates) and the NM icon.
Sure UM was confusing at 1st, but after explaining some used it latter to get a PPA update.
The NM icon didnt made any of them (at least the ones who replied) confused, and only a girl had trouble finding the VPN setting.
One user had trouble understanding why the icon changed from wired to areal icon once he connected to wifi, but 3 secs later just forgot about it, cause it worked.

When I mentioned that the new icon would just be the areal one, most asked "why?".

Talking to Linux long(er) time users and mentioning the UM change (no easy icon, popunder window) they all get scared.
I'll let you know more after next classes and our monthly LoCoTeam meeting.

Hi, I'm BUGabundo, and I am Ubuntu (
Linux user #443786    GPG key 1024D/A1784EBB
ps. My emails tend to sound authority and aggressive. I'm sorry in advance. I'll try to be more assertive as time goes by...
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <>

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list