Expo scaling far from optimal, wastes a lot of space

Reported by Ingo Gerth on 2011-03-25
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Steps to reproduce:
Open 3 PDF documents of your choice. Click on the evince icon on the launcher.

Expected behavior:
Windows are nicely spread out over the scree. Optimally: Window titles displayed below to allow for proper identification of the windows.

Actual behavior:
A lot of space is wasted. See attached screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.6.8-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.38-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,mousepoll,grid,vpswitch,place,compiztoolbox,move,resize,snap,regex,wall,session,animation,workarounds,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Fri Mar 25 19:02:37 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110122)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-25 (0 days ago)

Ingo Gerth (igerth) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Totally compiz thing, Sam could you please comment?

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-03-31
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Timothy Kross (timkross) on 2011-05-02
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
affects: ubuntu → compiz (Ubuntu)

We had to add a hack to ensure that the scale view doesn't cover the
launcher. It's possible to distro patch to set a scale area exclusion
zone, but that will be difficult since it's a new feature.

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Omer Akram <email address hidden> wrote:
> Totally compiz thing, Sam could you please comment?
>
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> Title:
>  Expo scaling far from optimal, wastes a lot of space
>
> Status in Unity:
>  New
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Binary package hint: unity
>
>  Steps to reproduce:
>  Open 3 PDF documents of your choice. Click on the evince icon on the launcher.
>
>  Expected behavior:
>  Windows are nicely spread out over the scree. Optimally: Window titles displayed below to allow for proper identification of the windows.
>
>  Actual behavior:
>  A lot of space is wasted. See attached screenshot.
>
>  ProblemType: Bug
>  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
>  Package: unity 3.6.8-0ubuntu3
>  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.38-generic 2.6.38
>  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
>  NonfreeKernelModules: wl
>  Architecture: i386
>  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,mousepoll,grid,vpswitch,place,compiztoolbox,move,resize,snap,regex,wall,session,animation,workarounds,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
>  Date: Fri Mar 25 19:02:37 2011
>  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110122)
>  ProcEnviron:
>   LANGUAGE=en_US:en
>   LANG=en_US.UTF-8
>   SHELL=/bin/bash
>  SourcePackage: unity
>  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-25 (0 days ago)
>

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Sam Spilsbury

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