Back button visuals and function unclear in Unity

Bug #651411 reported by Mikko Ohtamaa on 2010-09-29
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Won't Fix
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Maverick Meerkat beta.

See this previous report

Steps to reproduce

1. Open Files & Folders
2. Click documents
3. Press Left arrow button on the top screen (it looks like grayed out)

Actual result:
You get back to Files & Folders root

Expected result:

You are navigated to back

Note: This seems to be some sort of state issue with button active effect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not, both the active visual effect or what happens on the button press (they do not seem to be connected)

1) Either there is a genuine bug with the button active and disabled state
2) The logic what should happen when pressing these buttons has too complex and unínituive logic to be understood

Tooltips might help?
Nothing happens OR Left arrow button greyed out effect is removed when navigating to a new folder

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Thanks for your feedback. This is a design issue, so I'm linking the bug with an ayatana-design issue.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-10-09
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Hi Mikko, thanks for filing this bug. I'm marking this as Won't Fix because we are dropping the back/forward buttons from Unity natty's dash, due to the confusion it caused.

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix

Thanks Neil.

That's more like "Fixed" :)

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-12-02
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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