Window titlebar buttons are unusably small for tablets/touchscreens and don't scale with the fonts/titlebar

Reported by Daniel van Vugt on 2012-11-06
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Ubuntu theme
Undecided
Unassigned
ubuntu-nexus7
Medium
Unassigned
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Titlebar buttons are unusably small on Nexus 7 and don't scale with the fonts/titlebar when you set:
    System Settings > Universal Access > Text size = Larger
(and log out/in again to force the titlebar size change)

Ideally the titlebar buttons should scale with the titlebar itself, or just be fixed to a bigger more usable size like Gnome Shell's Adwaita.

tags: added: mobile nexus7
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in light-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matt Fischer (mfisch) on 2012-11-07
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Titlebar buttons are unusably small on Nexus 7 and don't scale with the
- fonts/titlebar
+ Titlebar buttons are unusably small for tablets/touchscreens and don't
+ scale with the fonts/titlebar
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) on 2012-11-13
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Titlebar buttons are unusably small for tablets/touchscreens and don't
- scale with the fonts/titlebar
+ Window titlebar buttons are unusably small for tablets/touchscreens and
+ don't scale with the fonts/titlebar
Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

Still an issue for Raring, Upstream bugs have been filed, leaving the Nexus7 project unassigned.

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

I find this to be a general problem in Ubuntu, ie the close/minimize/maximize buttons are quite hard to hit accurately with a mouse on a hires screen, but they certainly are near-to-completely-unusable on the nexus 7's touch screen.

Perhaps making the buttons wider and/or separating them more would go some way towards alleviating this problem?

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

I used gnome-tweak-tool to make the windows buttons use Adwaita theme icons, and they are large enough to be usable.

Unfortunately they don't work with the global menu bar - it always displays the Ambiance window icons - and the bottom right keyboard icon (ie the one used to display the keyboard if you don't want it auto-displaying) halves in width.

tags: added: raring
affects: light-themes → ubuntu-themes
affects: light-themes (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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