Bad issue in tablet usage (finger, not stylus)

Reported by cm-t arudy on 2011-04-03
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Unity is supose to be the unified interface of ubuntu, but these is a problem in daily usage:

For tablet usage i prefer work in full screen and i use finger, not stylus (stylus has same issues with mouse)

for example i work in a document with LibreOffice, and i need to check a data with Firefox
i want to «alt tab» (or use the workspace icon)
default setting of the dock is to be hidden when an application is in its area
so i have to use the top-left shortcup «ubuntu-logo»
dash appear, dock is in dark/fade effect
→ if i touch the dock the dash disapear *BUT* the dock too (after very short time)
→ sometime if i doucle-clic on the correct icon of the application i want to «alt-tab» it works *BUT* this isn't good for accessibility because i have to see the target icon over the dark/fade effect and it is very difficult

the default «Dodge windows» unity setting should be usable for finger touch device.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

If I remember correctly you can un-hide the launcher by doing a 3-finger swipe. Is this what you would want?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

I don't have this feature (touchpad/touchscreen), i am checking what do i need to do to activate it.
(i have 2-finger scroll, zoom, tap(right-clic), and same on touchapad with 3-finger clic (clic+rightClic) )

if this trick shows the dash and the dock as a «super/meta» does, it doesn't resolve the problem :
the dock is under dark/fade effect and it's hidding too fast when trying to get focus on it.

2.6.38-7-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 25 21:24:57 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

addded ayatana-design as affects as thats the right place for this issue

I think though the touch interactions will be getting love for Oneiric.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Incomplete
cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

I just upgraded, and i have the good surprise that i can see the dock getting active when getting focus on dash screen

This resolves the bug #749714, thanx a lot!

Note: In tablet usage, if the dock is reduced when working in full screen windows, it is no longer possible to call the dash, and by the way get the dock active. It is because the ubuntu logo is now part of the dock; do i open a new bug or considering that it is same? (fix know: apt://ccsm or (not better) apt://easystroke, but this isnt native as unity should be)

Librement

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

cm-t: out of interest, how are you summoning the Dash? Are you relying on the left-edge pixel, or do you have a hardware <Super> key setup?

cm-t arudy (cm-t) on 2011-09-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-22
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

@Paul

Hi, I was checking my buglist and this one unawsered, sorry about that.

I was/am using the ubuntu logo from the launcher at the top corner.

If I remember well, I was using EasyStroke[1] for some gesture to make a call of the dash, alt-tab, reduce, close (...) and all the basics things to manipulate a desktop environnement from a tablet screen.

[1] https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/easystroke/

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