On 21.09.2016 18:47, Guillaume F wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> Le 21/09/2016 à 17:56, Michael Zanetti a écrit :
>> This, apparently, turns out to be a operator requirement... I reported a
>> bug about this when it first appeared in rc-proposed but it seems to be
>> required by network operators to indicate if a SIM card is not present
>> (it might be damaged and the system not recognizing it any more or
>> something).
> I could not find your bug report about this, but I found this one (1). I
> understand the need to indicate there's no SIM card when there are no
> SIM cards at all, but most people have only one, so to require to
> constatly notify users that they don't have a second one seems a bit
> silly. If anything, it's counter-productive: the user thinks there's
> something wrong constantly, and the day something is really wrong,
> he/she might not notice.
> And anyway, this piece of information is already available when you pull
> down the indicator. There's not much space in the top panel. How can a
> network operator require something like that from independent OSes?
> Can you provide a link to your bug? That way, you won't have to repeat
> what has already been said there :). Thanks !


> (1) https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity8/+bug/1616342
>> I think you definitely have a fair point about it being inverted on a
>> tablet... It does not help there. On phone-sized devices though, it's
>> not only about the dash button. all the other launcher icons are aligned
>> at the bottom too, and I certainly use them a lot and would struggle
>> more if they were on the top.
>> Nevertheless, I'll bring this up again with designers, at least for the
>> tablet use case I agree with you.
> Yes, you're right, I overlooked the rest of the launcher…
> But having a different launcher for phone versus the rest might not be a
> good idea, since (as far as I understand) Ubuntu does not want to
> consider "form-factors". That's why I was wondering if it would not be
> best to always have a bottom-up launcher… Would it introduce other
> problems? Is it an interesting thing to ponder?
> Guillaume

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