Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces

Reported by zp on 2011-02-26
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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Bug Description

Unity 3.4.6
Compiz 0.9.4

Consider removing the desktop icons when the expo plugin is active. The icons are superfluous for the task at hand (switching workspaces and windows between them) and only add visual clutter. Perhaps the wallpaper should also be removed and replaced with a single color just to add more focus to the task.

Ginjaninja405 (ginjaninja405) wrote :

I think by "desktop icons" you mean the Dash dock as well, yes?

No. But now that you mention it perhaps it should also go. Unless they
plan to use it for launching applications while in workspace mode.

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Ginja_Sam <email address hidden> wrote:
> I think by "desktop icons" you mean the Dash dock as well, yes?
>
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Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I believe that workspace part of unity have not just been touched for Natty
due to lack of time and that might change in Natty+1 (just my guess)

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM, zekopeko <email address hidden> wrote:

> No. But now that you mention it perhaps it should also go. Unless they
> plan to use it for launching applications while in workspace mode.
>
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Ginja_Sam <email address hidden>
> wrote:
> > I think by "desktop icons" you mean the Dash dock as well, yes?
> >
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> Title:
> Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>
> Status in Unity:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Unity 3.4.6
> Compiz 0.9.4
>
> Consider removing the desktop icons when the expo plugin is active.
> The icons are superfluous for the task at hand (switching workspaces
> and windows between them) and only add visual clutter. Perhaps the
> wallpaper should also be removed and replaced with a single color just
> to add more focus to the task.
>

zp (zekopeko) wrote :

Do you think there is any chance to at least remove the icons?

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Omer Akram <email address hidden> wrote:
> I believe that workspace part of unity have not just been touched for Natty
> due to lack of time and that might change in Natty+1 (just my guess)
>
> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM, zekopeko <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>> No. But now that you mention it perhaps it should also go. Unless they
>> plan to use it for launching applications while in workspace mode.
>>
>> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Ginja_Sam <email address hidden>
>> wrote:
>> > I think by "desktop icons" you mean the Dash dock as well, yes?
>> >
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>> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>> > of the bug.
>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/725374
>> >
>> > Title:
>> >  Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>> >
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>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/725374/+subscribe
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>>
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>> Title:
>>  Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>>
>> Status in Unity:
>>  New
>>
>> Bug description:
>>  Unity 3.4.6
>>  Compiz 0.9.4
>>
>>  Consider removing the desktop icons when the expo plugin is active.
>>  The icons are superfluous for the task at hand (switching workspaces
>>  and windows between them) and only add visual clutter. Perhaps the
>>  wallpaper should also be removed and replaced with a single color just
>>  to add more focus to the task.
>>
>
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Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 7:56 AM, zekopeko <email address hidden> wrote:
> Do you think there is any chance to at least remove the icons?
>

No, since nautilus is a separate application to compiz and is not
aware of its state.

> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM, Omer Akram <email address hidden> wrote:
>> I believe that workspace part of unity have not just been touched for Natty
>> due to lack of time and that might change in Natty+1 (just my guess)
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM, zekopeko <email address hidden> wrote:
>>
>>> No. But now that you mention it perhaps it should also go. Unless they
>>> plan to use it for launching applications while in workspace mode.
>>>
>>> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Ginja_Sam <email address hidden>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I think by "desktop icons" you mean the Dash dock as well, yes?
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
>>> > of the bug.
>>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/725374
>>> >
>>> > Title:
>>> >  Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>>> >
>>> > To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
>>> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/725374/+subscribe
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>>>
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>>> Title:
>>>  Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>>>
>>> Status in Unity:
>>>  New
>>>
>>> Bug description:
>>>  Unity 3.4.6
>>>  Compiz 0.9.4
>>>
>>>  Consider removing the desktop icons when the expo plugin is active.
>>>  The icons are superfluous for the task at hand (switching workspaces
>>>  and windows between them) and only add visual clutter. Perhaps the
>>>  wallpaper should also be removed and replaced with a single color just
>>>  to add more focus to the task.
>>>
>>
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> Title:
>  Remove desktop icons when in switching workspaces
>
> Status in Unity:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Unity 3.4.6
>  Compiz 0.9.4
>
>  Consider removing the desktop icons when the expo plugin is active.
>  The icons are superfluous for the task at hand (switching workspaces
>  and windows between them) and only add visual clutter. Perhaps the
>  wallpaper should also be removed and replaced with a single color just
>  to add more focus to the task.
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

Sam, compiz could theoretically paint over them though.

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