default launchers are not varied in colour

Reported by Greg A on 2011-01-30
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

If you look at the screenshot, after a default install the launcher is very orange.

To me this doesn't show off Unity very well.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.2.16-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-1.28-generic 2.6.38-rc2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-1-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Sun Jan 30 19:45:37 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110127)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8:en
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 LC_MESSAGES=en_AG.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

This bug is awaiting design feedback before progress can be made. Confirming that there is a question to be answered. Will be marked triaged when design gives a suitable direction forward.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

The change of the Nautilus icon helps alleviate this.

The easy way to avoid this would be to add a wider variety of launchers by default - e.g. Software Centre (Yellow), Empathy (Blue), Banshee (Blue), Shotwell (Turquoise), Evolution (White), etc

Vish (vish) wrote :

Updating bug status, we are now setting bugs to incomplete with tag "needs-design" when awaiting design feedback.
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/FilingBugs#Design%20Bugs>

Btw, The plan seems to be to turn OFF the backlight for not-running apps, by default. This should not be an issue when that is changed.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Opinion → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design

We've had a conversation about the set of apps that should be installed
by default. Icons can be changed separately, the set of apps is based on
what people use most often and what makes the best first impression;
that's hard to change, icons by comparison are easy!

Mark

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

Mark I think you may have have misunderstood my suggestion. I was talking about adding more launchers by default (only four programs isn't very many) rather than changing the applications installed on the system.

Having more launchers by default could help new Ubuntu users discover some of our best apps.

Having said all this, I haven't freshly installed Natty for a few months so the "default launcher set" may now have changed.

Vish (vish) wrote :

Greg, If its only about the launcher defaults, then your bug is a dup of Bug #714707 ?

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

Thanks Vish, I suspect this bug will be fixed when Bug #714707 is.

So I will close this, but will reopen it if things change.

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

I'm reopening and deduplicating this bug. The default set of launchers are now well established. However if you look at the attached screenshot we now have orange launchers for Ubiquity, Nautilus, Firefox, LibreOffice Impress, the Software Centre and Ubuntu One.

I've got nothing against orange, but it just dominates the launcher - these default icons don't give variety and therefore aren't showing off the launcher at its best to first time users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

Note that Bug #811644 is making this even worse.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-01
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-25
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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