Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 246187
Login screen is unintuitive for user-switching
Last modified: 2009-01-08 23:39:59 EST
Description of problem:
The login screen when switching users (using FUSA) is unintuitive.
* It should make it clear that this is a user-switch, so it should have text
somewhere saying "Switching User"
* It should be easy to cancel the user switch, so a cancel button should be
added to the screen, (instead of users having to use Options->Quit)
* If FUSA was used to select the user to switch to, gdm simply asks for the
password, not saying which user the password is for.
* If a user was pre-selected, it should still give an option to change to other
users. At the moment if FUSA is used, the password is asked for repeatedly with
no option to log in as a different user instead.
* A lot of this makes it very confusing if someone starts the process of
switching users and then walks off -- anyone else that comes along sees a login
screen but they keep getting asked for a single password with no indication of
whose password they should be entering. They will probably restart the computer,
losing the already logged-in users' data.
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