Dash - Preview activation doesn't have instant feedback

Reported by David Callé on 2012-08-30
10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
High
Nick Dedekind
6.0
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

When a Preview needs to fetch online data, it can take a moment before being displayed.
After a click on a result, there is no visual feedback on what is happening and no way to know if the click has been acknoweldged by the Dash.

This could be fixed in different ways:

- Showing a spinner on the result icon.

- Showing a spinner on the cursor.

- Instantly opening the preview pane, with, as a transition : the result icon on the left pane, the result title on the right, a spinner on top (the same as the one appearing when navigating between previews) and updating the content when the actual preview data is here.

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Desired solution:

When the user opens a preview that is not pre-chached, the preview should open instantly, and the content should then load into the already opened preview. A spinner can be displayed in the place of the image to inform the user that the preview is loading.

Related branches

lp:~nick-dedekind/unity/lp1043808.instant-preview-feedback
Merged into lp:unity at revision 2783
Gord Allott (community): Approve on 2012-10-02
Michal Hruby: Needs Fixing on 2012-09-27
Brandon Schaefer: Approve on 2012-09-26
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Nick Dedekind (nick-dedekind)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-31
description: updated
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
summary: - Preview activation doesn't have instant feedback
+ Dash - Preview activation doesn't have instant feedback
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-03
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: dashm
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
tags: added: exbacklog
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-09-24
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 7.0
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

This would need UIFe, therefore decided not to test for inclusion in 6.8.0.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-05
description: updated
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-12-11
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Fix Released in Unity Unity 7.0.0 "R series".

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-06-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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