Poor visibility of selected window when switching windows

Bug #1039422 reported by Martin Wildam on 2012-08-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

According to http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29861/
here my bug report:

When switching windows in Unity (no matter how switcher is triggered), the selected window cannot not be well distinguished. With a little sunlight it is nearly impossible. Affects dark and light Ubuntu default theme.

Proposed solution: Draw a red rectangle around the selected window thumbnail - this would work for whatever theme is the current.

Examples for window switch trigger:

a) Clicking on the browser launcher icon when more than one browser windows are open
b) Pressing ALT+TAB until you get to an app with more windows open and those windows are presented as thumbnails allowing you to navigate within those windows.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.14.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,regex,compiztoolbox,place,widget,move,imgpng,animation,workarounds,snap,grid,expo,vpswitch,session,commands,resize,mousepoll,unitymtgrabhandles,ezoom,wall,switcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Tue Aug 21 09:25:58 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Martin Wildam (mwildam) wrote :
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for taking your time to report this bug to make Ubuntu better. Since this requires design input from the Ayatana team, it has been marked incomplete.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Incomplete
Martin Wildam (mwildam) wrote :

FYI: When switching workspaces, I noticed there is a colored frame shown around the workspace thumbnail. For homogenity should be done the same thing for the window selection.

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

The orange "frame" is now drawn during alt+tab and spread/scale too. Closing.

no longer affects: compiz
no longer affects: unity
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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