Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fast User Switching is Back In Lucid!

Thanks Ayatana devs (tedg?) and robert_ancell too. Nice. I guess the root of the problem was the new GDM did not have the API necessary for pre-selecting the user. So Robert spent some time adding the API back to GDM so that Ted could call it from the session menu.

In Karmic with the reworking of the session menu and the switch to the new GDM, we lost the ability to switch to another user in fast way, you had to go back to the GDM greeter and pick the user that you wanted to switch to from a list. This was a regression from Jaunty. Now you can just choose from the list again.

4 comments:

  1. Looks lousy, needs a separator and/or some context.

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  2. I really hope they will do something to handle the situation of having a 59 accounts on the machine (or in NIS). Perhaps just showing the last five ppl that logged in to the machine.

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