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[Bug 1346355] Re: 14.04 power-cog does not turn red when restart is needed


Thanks for taking an interest in the design of the Ubuntu user
interface, but even if the Ubuntu design team hadn't already declared
this issue closed, it is still not an issue of the Unity shell but of
the Session Menu.  Reverting for a status of 'Invalid' for the Unity

** Changed in: unity (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

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  14.04 power-cog does not turn red when restart is needed

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Bug description:
  Bug = a popup-dialog asking the user to reboot the system after an
  update should not repeat (popup again) at a later time if the user
  chooses not to reboot. Instead, the power-cog should turn the color
  red and no further popup-dialogs should present at any time.

  In ubuntu 12.04 the power-cog turned red when a reboot/restart was
  needed. This was a helpful feature because it informed users that they
  needed to restart the computer. But this helpful indicator is gone in
  14.04 and it has resulted in me never remembering to restart my
  computer because there is no helpful feedback from ubuntu that a
  restart is needed.

  In 14.04, I will perform an update and a popup tells me a Restart is
  needed but I usually select to restart-later because I am in the
  middle of working. By the the time I am done working I have forgotten
  that a restart is needed. Later when I am working again a popup occurs
  informing me that a restart is needed (but again I am in the middle of
  working so I don't restart). Bottom line: when the power-cog turned
  red, it reminded me that I needed to restart the computer. When I
  finished my work I look up and see the red power-cog and "Oh yeah, I
  need to restart. Now is a good time." In 14.04 this doesn't happen.
  Instead I'm perpetually bugged by a popup (which is useless because
  it's never a good time to restart when it pops up). The red power-cog
  was a much BETTER design choice.

  The removal of the power-cog turning red has negatively affected the
  management of ubuntu updates and it should be fixed so that it behaves
  like 12.04.

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