hard to get to terminal menubar when not full-screened

Reported by Serge Hallyn on 2010-12-02
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Unity
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I love the screen consolidation from having the menubar consolidated with the
gnome menubar. However, now that unity is on my larger desktop, and supports
floating windows, if I have firefox fullscreened and a terminal above that, and I
want to, say, change the profile on the terminal, it can be hard to get to the menubar,
because as I mouse over firefox, the firefox menubar takes over.

I have to then either:

1. click on the terminal icon on the left panel, then straight up and over to keep
the menubar. This doesn't suffice if I have two terminals.

2. move firefox out of the way

cyphermox suggested this was due to my having mouse-over focus.

In any case I realize this isn't a bug but a design point in a in-progress design :)

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and help to make ubuntu better.

I was pretty sure that it was addressed somewhere, but I can't find the reference right now, let's open an ayatana design task for it, thanks!

Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Hi Serge

Good news and bad news.

The good news is, we think Firefox might get its menu working nicely
with our panel in time for Natty. Mozilla have appointed someone to do
this for Thunderbird and the likelihood is FF will "just work" as well,
or we can close the gap where needed.

The bad news is, focus-follows-mouse just doesn't work well with global
menu. There is a proposed design from MPT to address this, and a patch
implementing that would be accepted as a first cut to evaluate the design.

Mark

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