Dash - build the Desktop Dash

Bug #683719 reported by John Lea on 2010-12-01
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Fix Released
Neil J. Patel
Aurélien Gâteau
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The Desktop Dash


If the screen resolution is under 1280px width AND under 1024px height the Dash should always be displayed as full screen. If the resolution is higher, the Desktop Dash should be invoked.

The Desktop Dash is a resizeable Dash area fixed to the top left of the screen. A resize handle is provided in the bottom right corner that when clicked switches the Dash to the full screen version (irrespective of the screen's current resolution). In a future 2nd phase of development it may also be possible to resize the Desktop Dash incrementally by dragging the corner.

The only other functionality that is unique to the Desktop Dash is the ability to drag files and folder out of the Dash File Lens. A user should be able to drag and drop a file or folder into a application or Nautilus window. Files or folders dropped on to a Nautilus window perform the copy action. Files or folders dropped on application window perform the equivalent function to if the drag and drop had originated from a Nautilus window.

The following art assets are linked from this bug:

1. desktop_dash_home.png
    Desktop Dash showing dash home screen (called the "Dashboard")

2. desktop_dash_02.png
    Desktop Dash showing the Dashboard with the widget closed

3. desktop_dash_03.png
    Desktop Dash showing the Dashboard with search results

4. desktop_dash_stages_04.png
    Desktop Dash showing Dash App Lens

5. desktop_dash_stages_05.png
    Desktop Dash showing Dash App Lens with search facets expanded

Related branches

John Lea (johnlea) on 2010-12-01
tags: added: udn-dash udt
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Critical
assignee: nobody → Otto Greenslade (otto-chaotic)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2010-12-01
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2010-12-13
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: Otto Greenslade (otto-chaotic) → John Lea (johnlea)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2010-12-15
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-12-15
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 3.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.2.16
status: Confirmed → Triaged
milestone: 3.2.16 → 3.2.14
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-20
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.14 → 3.2.16
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-27
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.16 → 3.4
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.6
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.4.6
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Aurélien Gâteau (agateau)
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Getting there, should be good for Monday...

Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.6 → 3.6
status: Triaged → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-24
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.0-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.0-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Menu bar becomes blank periodically (LP: #683065)
    - Unity does not update when screen resolution changes (LP: #684539)
    - [dash] Keyboard navigation not implemented as specified (LP: #608132)
    - Dash - build the Desktop Dash (LP: #683719)
    - Quicklists not working (LP: #719780)
    - Launcher auto hide animation has a life of it's own / Unity launcher
      constantly sliding in and out without user interaction (LP: #717364)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::getModalTransient()
      (LP: #726235)
    - Don't show launcher number overlays on tap of super (LP: #726630)
    - Optimize texture memory usage for unexposed view icons (LP: #609994)
    - Unity should handle video-out keycodes that correspond to Super + P +
      Enter (LP: #632632)
    - dash - wrong count of remaining items to see (LP: #662605)
    - dash - x search box button visibility (LP: #662614)
    - Touch window management gesture previews (LP: #683688)
    - unity not working on rotated displays (LP: #694596)
    - unity main top bar in displays in wrong area (multi-head issue)
      (LP: #707209)
    - unity place group visual improvements (LP: #714528)
    - Implement ref_state_set for toplevel ATK objects in the panel service
      (LP: #715299)
    - Alt + F1 doesn't show the launcher if hidden (LP: #717125)
    - Keyboard navigation: Choosing a window from launcher doesn't change
      input focus. (LP: #721811)
    - Quicklists not closing when losing focus (LP: #724739)
    - wrong animation in the launcher (LP: #724956)
    - Window management - windows go below launcher and panel (LP: #725463)
    - Media and PrintScreen keys don't work (LP: #621887)
    - super-shortcuts should be "serializable" (LP: #638936)
    - Chromium icon in Unity is distorted / some scaled distored in the unity
      place applications (LP: #670169)
    - launcher stays on screen when it shouldn't | false show/hide positives
      on the launcher (LP: #711176)
    - Keyboard navigation: no public API to know the current Laucher Icon
      selected when key nav is activated (LP: #722660)
    - Require to implement AtkSelection on the Launcher (LP: #723804)
    - LauncherIcon accessibility support requires to expose the selection
      state (LP: #723806)
    - Add keyboard shortcuts for launching separate instances of applications
      (LP: #724865)
  * debian/control:
    - dep on latest nux
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:27:16 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

- The specified drag and drop actions are not implemented, so reverted to triaged. Also see bugs 732530 and 32526

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Bug kept as fix released as scope is wide, the outstanding issues are being tracked in new bugs

tags: added: reviewedbydesign
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-10
tags: removed: udt
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