pulse indication of SoundMenu play button not strong enough.

Reported by Kyle Clarke on 2011-03-25
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
The Sound Menu
Low
Harry van Haaren
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When you press the play button on the SoundMenu when no media player is open. There is no visual indication that it is doing anything. Recommendation: Pulse the play button to be consistent with unity launcher's way of indicating opening programs.

edit: Ok, so on closer inspection this behaves like expected already. (Tested on another computer) However perhaps the effect is slightly too subtle.

Tested on 9" netbook. almost completely unnoticeable
Tested on 17" Laptop. Better, but could be improved.

Kyle Clarke (kyleclarke) on 2011-03-25
summary: - No indication play button is doing anything when you click it.
+ pulse indication of SoundMenu play button not strong enough.
description: updated
Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

Let's get tha design-folks hooked up to this.

Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
tags: added: ayatana-design
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-03-25
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Opinion → New
assignee: nobody → Conor Curran (cjcurran)

Thanks Kyle, that's great feedback. I wonder whether it would not be
better to:

 - expand the sound menu to provide the space for cover art and track
details if it's not expanded
 - put a spinny in that space to indicate "something starting"
 - flash the triangle ("running pip") next to the media player's name?

Definitely warrants a design task. This can be Oneiric work, Conor's call.

Mark

Conor Curran (cjcurran) wrote :

Yes, I think that would be a definite improvement. Would the spinny take the full space (where now the album art and text occupy) ? Alternatively more work could be done to the animation I did last week to make it more glossy and stylish (with a little help from Mirco:). Definitely one for Oneiric.

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

I expect it would fill the artwork space, yes, so there's no additional
expansion required when the player is launched and we have the track
details.

Conor Curran (cjcurran) wrote :

Okay so do you think it should fill the area horizontally ? i.e. that the spinny thing is centred spanning both areas which the artwork and track metadata now occupy.

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

No, I would just put the spinny in the artwork space, leaving the rest
blank till we have data for it.

Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-03-28
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-07-25
Changed in indicator-sound:
assignee: Conor Curran (cjcurran) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Harry van Haaren (harryhaaren)
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-07-28
Changed in indicator-sound:
milestone: none → 0.7.4
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2011-07-28
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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