I noticed today when I set up OpenVPN in Mint 12 under Gnome that the Top Bar Network Notification icon does not change to show something like a lock next to it, to let you know you're on a VPN, also without any OSD Notifications, or any locks next to the icon, you have no way to let you know when you have been disconnected, and the only thing you can do for the moment is that you need to constantly click the icon to get the drop down menu to make sure you have not dropped your connection.
I use a VPN for security reasons and not having any type of notification of some sort is not good and I hope someone at Mint can appreciate and see this is also not a good situation.
So can we at least PLEASE get someone to make the Top Bar Network Notification icon appear with a lock next to it when you are on a VPN and then the lock will disappear when you are disconnected so we have a simple means of knowing whether we are connected or not?
I hope this will get some top priority and get done as soon as possible this is something that is really important and really needed for VPN users...
P.S. It would be good to ensure something like this is also on all desktops Mint has...