'focus via mouse click' issue with maximized window

Reported by whalogreg on 2011-01-20
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

When using Unity (11.04 alpha), having a window maximized leaves the window border/controls in the panel. If a window pops up in front of it, the new window's menu now takes the place of the maximized window's border in the panel. If I want to focus back to the maximized window (and leave the pop'ed up window be) via mouse click on the maximized window behind the newly opened window in the foreground, i have to navigate around and find a place in that window that will not alter it's state by the mouse click (there are links/buttons that will change the state of the window) because now I have no window border to click on. It is hidden by the new window's menu. I still find more and more troubles using the global-menu/panel-window-controls, than it is 'solving' (when in use on a normal desktop and not a small screen/netbook).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: unity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.41-generic 2.6.35.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jan 19 23:03:53 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity

whalogreg (whalogreg) wrote :

Also, the window-border/controls being in the panel makes it more work to un-maximize the maximized window in the background, one can no longer simply double-click on the window border (when the pointer is on the far right of the screen) to acomplish this, if my pointer is on the far right of a larger screen, I have to move the the far left of the screen to do anything with the window, taking more time and mouse movement (for me, often having to lift and re-position my pointer to get across the screen to be able to do anything with the window if it is maximized).

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM, whalogreg <email address hidden> wrote:
> Also, the window-border/controls being in the panel makes it more work
> to un-maximize the maximized window in the background, one can no longer
> simply double-click on the window border

This functionality will be added in a later revision. However it is
not a high priority for now.

> (when the pointer is on the far
> right of the screen) to acomplish this, if my pointer is on the far
> right of a larger screen, I have to move the the far left of the screen
> to do anything with the window, taking more time and mouse movement (for
> me, often having to lift and re-position my pointer to get across the
> screen to be able to do anything with the window if it is maximized).
>
> --
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/705256
>
> Title:
>  'focus via mouse click' issue with maximized  window
>
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Binary package hint: unity
>
>  When using Unity (11.04 alpha), having a window maximized leaves the
>  window border/controls in the panel. If a window pops up in front of
>  it, the new window's menu now takes the place of the maximized
>  window's border in the panel. If I want to focus back to the maximized
>  window (and leave the pop'ed up window be) via mouse click on the
>  maximized window behind the newly opened window in the foreground, i
>  have to navigate around and find a place in that window that will not
>  alter it's state by the mouse click (there are links/buttons that will
>  change the state of the window) because now I have no window border to
>  click on. It is hidden by the new window's menu. I still find more and
>  more troubles using the global-menu/panel-window-controls, than it is
>  'solving' (when in use on a normal desktop and not a small
>  screen/netbook).
>
>  ProblemType: Bug
>  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
>  Package: unity (not installed)
>  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.41-generic 2.6.35.7
>  Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic x86_64
>  Architecture: amd64
>  Date: Wed Jan 19 23:03:53 2011
>  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
>  ProcEnviron:
>   LANG=en_US.utf8
>   SHELL=/bin/bash
>  SourcePackage: unity
>
>
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-02-04
Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Remco (remco47) wrote :

Are you sure this is invalid? You describe this as a low-priority bug, not an invalid one.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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