Panel height should be configurable

Bug #1030828 reported by YannUbuntu on 2012-07-30
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Elderly people can't increase/decrease volume easily because the top-right icons are too small.

Suggestion: increase the size of the top bar (and of the top-right icons) when selecting "Text size = BIG" in the "Universal access" settings.

YannUbuntu (yannubuntu) on 2012-07-30
description: updated
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

You mean the icon is too small, or are you referring to the slider?

tags: added: a11y
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

As I mentioned the other day in a design discussion, I think the panel (and everything) should be scalable according to the screen DPI. And we should have an option to configure/change the screen DPI value.

panel_height_inches = 0.25
panel_height_pixels =
    panel_height_inches * gdk_screen_get_resolution(screen)

And fonts should scale automatically if not already, when you:
    gdk_screen_set_resolution(screen, DPI)


summary: - Top-right icons (sound..) are too small for tactile use or elderly users
+ Panel height should be configurable
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

some work on that front have been done in this branch I believe

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