Launcher icons needs to be desaturated when Dash is open, and tinted with average wallpaper background colour

Bug #750358 reported by John Lea on 2011-04-04
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
High
Jason Smith
unity-2d
High
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Update: Bug description updated to make the change request accurate for the new, revised 11.10 dash visual designs.

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See designs in the 'sabdfl' /11_10/desktop_and_netbook/dash/ chinstrap folder. When the Dash is open, all Launcher icons (apart from the icon of the currently open lens) should loose colour saturation and gain a tint based on the average wallpaper colour.

See https://chinstrap.canonical.com/~sabdfl/11_10/desktop_and_netbook/dash/music/Music_lens_17_08_11_01.png for a example of the final visual design of this effect for 11.10

To understand how to create this exact effect contact Rosie.

In addition, mousing over the icons should return them to full normal saturation with no tint.

Related branches

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-04
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: added: udt
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 3.8.4
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed

In addition, mousing over the icons should fully saturate them. We are
trying to de-emphasize them, not de-activate them, and having them pop
on mouseover should reassure the user that they still are functional. We
have an outstanding issue over HOW functional they should be (labels,
quicklists might conflict with the dash).

In a magical future, the icons would re-saturate on *proximity* not
mouseover.

Mark

+1 on Mark's comment, I have updated the description.

description: updated
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.4 → 3.8.6
Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

Does desaturate. Does not handle hover effect as requested by mark. This requires changes to the way dash performs its pointer grab. Changes we cant currently support.

Changed in unity:
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → Jason Smith (jassmith)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-11
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.8.6-0ubuntu1

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unity (3.8.6-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() (LP: #748163)
    - System freezes when maximize button is clicked (LP: #754063)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in QuicklistView::IsMenuItemSeperator()
      (LP: #754302)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in std::_List_node_base::_M_hook()
      (LP: #754235)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in ubus_server_pump_message_queue()
      (LP: #754657)
    - drag from dash to launcher (LP: #662616)
    - Add a test case for unity-decorator regressions (LP: #736878)
    - the files place category combo has empty space (LP: #741641)
    - panel superposition (LP: #742859)
    - Unity Launcher stops autohiding and is not responsive (LP: #744325)
    - Unity Launcher stops autohiding and is not responsive (LP: #744325)
    - [FFE] Need API to set urgency from background process (LP: #747677)
    - Launcher - Escape from 'drag behind the Launcher' interaction
      (LP: #750298)
    - Launcher needs to be desaturated when Dash is open, not transparent.
      (LP: #750358)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in free() (LP: #752293)
    - migrate_favorites.py crashed with ImportError in __main__: No module
      named gconf (LP: #752176)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PluginClassHandler<DecorWindow,
      CompWindow, 0>::get() (LP: #743807)
    - cannot close the dash by clicking on the bfb (LP: #753914)
    - Animation for Grid Previews is broken (LP: #754088)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PanelMenuView::OnPlaceViewShown()
      (LP: #754585)
    - Pressing F10 then "left arrow" wit Unity on Natty makes the system
      unusable (LP: #756867)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in __pthread_mutex_lock() (LP: #711231)
    - Tooltips and Dash Font Problems (LP: #741605)
    - Title elipisising incorrect. Type “Shotwell” for a good example
      (LP: #750350)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in Launcher::Launcher() (LP: #748096)
    - BFB - Turn top left corner blue rather than Ubuntu logo (LP: #755286)
    - launcher appears and gets stuck when resizing windows with mouse
      (LP: #754690)
    - Wrong item gets dragged out (LP: #729796)
    - Launcher - when the launcher is folded, the bottom icon partially falls
      off the end of the screen (LP: #731869)
    - unity-window-decorator: Resize padding: Tiny focused windows lose resize
      padding and shadow when <69 pixels wide (LP: #737707)
    - Deinstalling an application with launcher entry leaves orphaned shortcut
      (LP: #748107)
    - Two Nautilus windows open when clicked on a device icon on Launcher
      (started after 3.8.2) (LP: #748299)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in Launcher::AnimationTimeout()
      (LP: #749890)
  * debian/control:
    - build-dep on latest nux (ABI break)
  * debian/unity-common.install:
    - install the desktop file for the new capplet
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:42:33 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
tags: added: delta-with-3d
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

This bug has been reverted to triaged and tagged for fixing in Oneiric as the desaturation and dimming does not follow the design. Refer to the designs referenced in the bug report to see the exact style of desaturation and dimming requested.

tags: added: udo
removed: udt
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Critical → High
description: updated
description: updated
Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

Update desaturation again to match design

Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.6 → none
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → High
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jorge Castro (jorge) on 2011-07-01
tags: added: backlog
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-07-18
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-08-24
description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
summary: - Launcher needs to be desaturated when Dash is open, not transparent.
+ Launcher icons needs to be desaturated when Dash is open, and tinted
+ with average wallpaper background colour
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

At the moment, icons do not desaturate, but the launcher icons are active and trigger their respective applications. They also display a tooltip.

Besides, when hovering slowly over the launcher icons, in order for their tooltip to display, then one can see a small line left on the right border of the launcher icon, which extends to the full launcher bar right countour if one goes over all icons in the same way.

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

This is as of unity-4.10.0

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-01
tags: added: onew
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-09-22
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

The tint on the Launcher icons is too mild, I have opened a new bug tracking this issue, see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/863223

tags: added: reviewedbydesigno
removed: onew udo
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Lohith D Shivamurthy (dyams)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 5.4
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: Lohith D Shivamurthy (dyams) → Florian Boucault (fboucault)
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2012-02-14
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.4 → 5.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-05
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.6 → 5.8
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-23
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.8 → 5.10.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-12
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.10.0 → 5.12
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-27
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 5.12 → 5.14
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: Florian Boucault (fboucault) → nobody
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Invalid
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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