I think this issue could depend on the fact i'm using two monitors on my laptop.
I tested when i use only the laptop monitor the applet works fine. However when the second monitor is attached the nm-applet stop working. I don't know if this behaviour can be reproduced on any laptop. Also, i would report what i think is a linked issue here. When i reboot without the second monitor attached the login screen appears fine, while when the second monitor is attached the login screen appears as in the attached picture in this post. Regards, L. ** Attachment added: "Bad login screen" https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/1756720/+attachment/5112132/+files/login_2.png -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to network-manager-applet in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1756720 Title: nm-applet stop showing vpn status Status in network-manager-applet package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: nm-applet status for vpn is not showing the vpn status (i.e. vpn is always off). ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04 Package: network-manager-gnome 1.8.10-2ubuntu1 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-12.13-generic 4.15.7 Uname: Linux 4.15.0-12-generic x86_64 ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu10 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Sun Mar 18 19:35:40 2018 IfupdownConfig: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) auto lo iface lo inet loopback InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-02-27 (18 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Alpha amd64 (20180227) NetworkManager.state: [main] NetworkingEnabled=true WirelessEnabled=false WWANEnabled=true SourcePackage: network-manager-applet UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) nmcli-nm: RUNNING VERSION STATE STARTUP CONNECTIVITY NETWORKING WIFI-HW WIFI WWAN-HW WWAN running 1.10.4 connected started full enabled enabled disabled enabled enabled To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/1756720/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp