Ha, interesting, I also use an external monitor. Next time the issue arises (because right now the applet seems to be fine) I'll check if changing monitor configuration fixes the issue. I think you should report the login screen issue separately.
-- 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp