New shortcut hint conflicts with startup dialog in guest sessions

Bug #1292178 reported by Gunnar Hjalmarsson
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

The new shortcut hint shows up by default every time you enter a guest session. Personally I think that this in itself is unnecessary, but there is also a design conflict.

There is now a simple zenity dialog that shows up by default at the start of a guest session. It warns the guest about the fact that they can't save stuff in $HOME and expect it to stay. That dialog is thought to become in focus, but then there is the shortcut hint... The result does not give a pleasant impression.

I think that the shortcut hint feature should not apply to guest sessions. Guess this could be fixed either in unity or in lightdm; adding tasks for both packages for now.

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04-beta-2
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Hum, I was about to close the lightdm component report, but in fact the proper way to disable that dialog might be in the guest session script (there is a file to write). Guest sessions are temporary environments started to do something, it's not likely that their user want to spend time learning about the system (they either intend to use it really and are going to have a real account, or they just want to start a webbrowser/test something/debug and they don't need the instructions)

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → New
Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
status: New → In Progress
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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lightdm - 1.9.12-0ubuntu1

lightdm (1.9.12-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * New upstream release:
    - Ensure X authority is written before X server is started (LP: #1260220)
    - Activate after unlocking a logind session

  [ Gunnar Hjalmarsson ]
  * debian/guest-account:
    - Disable Unity shortcut hint. (LP: #1292178)
 -- Robert Ancell <email address hidden> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:49:37 +1300

Changed in lightdm (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
no longer affects: unity (Ubuntu)
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