Dash - It should be possible to vertically scroll the Dash left clicking and dragging

Reported by John Lea on 2012-09-03
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
ubuntu-nexus7
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Dash - It should be possible to vertically scroll the Dash left clicking in an empty area (e.g. in-between icons) and dragging upwards or downwards.

It should also be possible to impart a kenetic scroll from this drag action, similar to the kenetic scroll used in the flow view.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-03
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: dashm udp
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Nick Dedekind (nick-dedekind) wrote :

Should be able to use the new nux::Flickable component for this (when it lands).

tags: added: mobile nexus7 touch
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Need more info from design:

John - I don't think it's a good idea to restrict the dragability to just the "empty areas". All other touch UIs in common use, and even the Unity Launcher, allow you to drag even grabbing the icons themselves. It's just a matter of how long you hold the initial click/touch that determines if you're dragging an icon or the whole surface.

summary: Dash - It should be possible to vertically scroll the Dash left clicking
- in an empty area and dragging
+ and dragging
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2012-11-13
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

@John,

Could we get a decision on this one please, someone might work on it this cycle.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@om26er; I'm leaving this as incomplete for now because of other Dash changes that we are in the process of making, and because @vanvugt's good suggestion of not limiting the action to just the area's in between the icons introduces possible conflicts with drag and drop actions which will need to be managed, increasing the amount of work required to fix the issue. We will come back to this issue and try to fix during the 13.10 cycle.

tags: removed: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Medium → Undecided
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Undecided
Changed in unity:
importance: Medium → Undecided
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: John Lea (johnlea) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → later
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