Launcher grey items can't be moved on top of the list

Bug #748983 reported by John Lakkas on 2011-04-03
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Launcher grey items like "Applications" or "Files and Folders" can't be moved on top of application items.

In netbooks this is an annoyance. The user has to repeatedly unfold the Launcher to access the application list or type in Dash search every time. Items like "Applications" or "Files and Folders" can be useful to some users to justify a top position.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussion. Marking incomplete until then.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Mohsin Falak (fi8er1) wrote :

The Bug description is incomplete. Moreover, the grey colored items/folders on the launcher are not used more often. You can also access those items/folder by holding the SUPER button (WINDOWS KEY) and pressing the specific key showed on each button of the launcher. Another easy way is to search by single taping the SUPER button.

John Lakkas (giannisl-2000) wrote :

Even if most people use "Applications" or "Files and Folders" less than Firefox the user should have a choice to override the default design. Still "Applications" or "Files and Folders" are more important than some applications in Launcher but in the end of the day you'll want all of them in Launcher and the least unfolding for daily tasks. Key shortcuts are nice for me but don't help much users not accustomed or aware of them.

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