Launcher with autohide and global menu don't align correctly

Bug #1029123 reported by Andrew Hayzen on 2012-07-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


What Happened:
1) Turn on the launcher autohide
2) Select the left most menu in the global menu
3) Press hold the super key to display the launcher
4) Note that there is a gap between the edge of the launcher and the edge of the global menu (this doesn't happen when autohide is Off)

What I expected to happen:
- I expected at step 4 for there to be no gap between the edge of the launcher and the edge of the global menu.

Note: I have attached a screenshot showing the issue.

Hope this can be fixed soon.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.12.0-0ubuntu3~webapps7 [origin: LP-PPA-webapps-preview]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-27.43-generic 3.2.21
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-27-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,vpswitch,compiztoolbox,snap,resize,move,grid,imgpng,mousepoll,place,unitymtgrabhandles,wall,gnomecompat,session,regex,resizeinfo,animation,expo,fade,scale,ezoom,workarounds,unityshell]
CrashDB: unity
Date: Wed Jul 25 21:37:40 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I actually believe that's an outline around the unity launcher. its also visible on the desktop as well. see the screenshot

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) wrote :

Hi Omer,

Thanks for replying, you could be right with the border or the launcher causing the white line.

However I feel that this is horrible from a design perspective. As the white strip can look horrible if you have a long menu, it could also be easily fixed by starting the menubar a few more pixels to the left. We are looking for a pixel perfect desktop right? :)

Could we consult the design team on how they feel about this?

Many thanks,


Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I have added ayatana-design project as the "affects" to this bug. lets see what they say about it.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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