When connected to a wireless network, clicking on the network system indicator shows two buttons (with the wireless button displaying as enabled) at the top of the context menu. I can click on the wireless network to disable it. The wireless button displays as disabled and the list of access points disappears as expected.

However, if I now try to enable wireless by clicking on the button again, I can't. It has no effect. It seems the button, as well as the service, is disabled. To re-enable wireless I have to go into the System Settings. Is this normal? (a bug?) or is there a problem with my installation which needs to be corrected?

  • This is a known bug that's been there for some years already. github.com/elementary/wingpanel-indicator-network/issues/16
    – Maccer
    Oct 17, 2021 at 10:30
  • Thank you. I should have searched for "wifi" as well as "network". It's an annoyance rather than a problem so I suppose the fix is a long way down the priority list. As it's on the list, I'm marking this as solved. Oct 17, 2021 at 22:10
  • I forgot it needs an answer to be marked as solved. @Maccer. If you could put your comment in an answer, I can mark it as the solution. Oct 17, 2021 at 22:17

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This is a known and confirmed bug, my question has been fully answered.

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