Dash should not be fullscreen on a 1360x768 resolution.

Reported by frustphil on 2011-04-04
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This bug affects 17 people
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Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Unity
Undecided
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unity-2d
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I guess the title explains it. My monitor is 15" LG.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

for the time being you could try

$ gsettings set com.canonical.Unity form-factor Desktop

revert using this command:

$ gsettings set com.canonical.Unity form-factor Netbook

On the bug side, marking ayatana-design as affected because the specs calls for 1280*800px for Desktop mode but as there was a similar bug before, this issue could certainly be considered.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Fix Released
David Raid (davidraid) wrote :

Also affects 1366x768 resolutions. Widescreen resolutions shouldn't send Dash into fullscreen mode.

I really hope this will be fixed sometime, I'm using 1366x768 resolution on a laptop and have done the fix issued above and it looks/works great. Having a full screen dash does indeed seem out of place on a laptop..

On 14/04/11 16:31, David Raid wrote:
> Also affects 1366x768 resolutions. Widescreen resolutions shouldn't send
> Dash into fullscreen mode.

The fullscreen decision is mostly based on how much of the screen is
being used by the non-fullscreen mode. If it's greater than a threshold,
we jump to fullscreen, because that's cleaner.

I have 1280x800, and that's not going to fullscreen, so I'm not sure why
your 1366x768 would. Anyone know what the code says?

Mark

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

In fact, everything is only based on the height of the screen: if > 799, we trigger the desktop mode (partial screen). Otherwise, it's the netbook mode (full screen). Knowing that the height of panel + dash is 672 (when not resize by a search, 3 lines of results), it's almost the full height of the screen for those resolutions.

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

Right, it would seem to me that in future we might have both "snap
column to bottom" and "snap to full" in our thinking.

David Raid (davidraid) wrote :

Hmm. Perhaps an additional requirement to trigger the netbook mode should be added, say.., if >760 but if < 1030.

So, if it detects a height smaller than the 799, like our 768, it'll then check if the width resolution is higher than 1030 before triggering Netbook (fullscreen) mode.

This way resolutions of 1024x768 will have netbook mode (fullscreen) but widescreen resolutions like our 1366x768 and 1360x768 will still get the glorious Desktop mode, which is perfectly usable. And since many laptops use these resolutions, Dash needs to look is best on them. :D

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I have 1366*768 resolutions and would like to see desktop dash without running any command as netbook mode looks a little weird with those resolutions.

David Raid (davidraid) wrote :

I agree that it looks strange. Most 1366x768 resolutions are on large laptop screens, my own is a 17" and netbook mode appears bizarre.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

I have discussed with Jason looking at the physical size of the monitor (reported by most monitors in their EDID) to determine when to snap to full screen by default. I am not sure of the status of this work (it was a side project that Jason was thinking of trying to squeeze in), but such a solution would resolve the problem of the Dash snapping to full screen on large monitors with low resolutions, and also the inverse of the problem with small high resolution monitors.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-24
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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