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

Mat Tomaszewski mat.tomaszewski at canonical.com
Sat Mar 7 15:23:11 GMT 2009


Alexander Sack wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 11:17:32AM +0000, Mat Tomaszewski wrote:
>   
>> Nicolò Chieffo wrote:
>>     
>>> I totally agree that it's confusing
>>>
>>>   
>>>       
>> Is it confusing just because it's different to what you've been used to?
>> I know it's not a justification, but OSX have been using exactly the 
>> same metaphor for many years now and it seems to be working out very well.
>>     
>
> I have no strong opinion about this, except that its a coin flip which
> trades new confusion by exising users with no confusion for mac users
> migrating to ubuntu. Personally, I think there is no clear win with
> this new approach.
>
> However, i think there is a better solution available and if we think
> that that solution is the right way to go, we might consider to skip
> the current 00_signal step and wait for the right fix; which could be like:
>
>  1. if no wireless card is available use the wired disconnected icon
>   

+1
>  2. if wireless card is available and you are not connected, use a
>  "searching icon if no APs are in reach/known" or if there APs visible
>  use a proper signal strength but indicate that we are not connected
>  by using a grey/inactive appearence.
>
>   

I'm more in favour of a simple solution - 0 signal+red x for not 
connected and then various signal strengths when connected.

Mat



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