auto hide behaviour

Bug #736963 reported by Eshwar Andhavarapu on 2011-03-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Won't Fix
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Referring to Bug #685861

If the intellihide behaviour was partially implemented then why not fully? If it disappears to the left, like other docks, when the mouse is sent to the left into the 'zone' it should show the launcher again. rather than having to go to the top.

it'd also be nice if the top left ubuntu icon would have been the first launcher icon rather. so that in maximised mode, the close, maximise buttons are in the corner. or atleast an ubuntu icon that is not so wide when an application is maximized. but i guess this one is not negotiable.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.6.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-6-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 270.29 Wed Feb 23 16:18:35 PST 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-5ubuntu2)
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Thu Mar 17 18:19:51 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-02-16 21:51:24.567292
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 bcmwl,, 2.6.38-2-generic, x86_64: installed
 bcmwl,, 2.6.38-6-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 270.29, 2.6.38-2-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-current, 270.29, 2.6.38-6-generic, x86_64: installed
 nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 330M] [10de:0a29] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0442]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110208)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110208)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110208)
 kmod:wl - Broadcom STA wireless driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use) [auto-install]
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Vostro 3700
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-6-generic root=UUID=5b1a2a05-4d2d-4413-bcc0-d564e15dd1ba ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-02-16 (28 days ago) 10/25/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A10 07VWR8
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A10
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A10
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA10:bd10/25/2010:svnDellInc.:pnVostro3700:pvrA10:rvnDellInc.:rn07VWR8:rvrA10:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA10: Vostro 3700
dmi.product.version: A10
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4-0ubuntu5
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu11
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu5

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

Having the left hand side reveal the launcher gives too many accidental reveals. It's very distracting.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix

at the moment it even stays open at times when it should not, no matter how many times you click on the application you are working in, so it is definitely more than distracting already. you've gotta click on the ubuntu icon on top twice to enable it and then get it to hide.

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