Launcher - when Launcher contained folded icons, partcipants weren't able to find the rubbish bin

Bug #764751 reported by Charline Poirier on 2011-04-18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Jason Smith
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In usability testing, participants were not able to delete a file by means of the rubbish bin because they couldn't find it. We need to make it more visible.

Desired solution:
- When a user starts to drag a file or folder the launcher should slide out.
- All launcher icons that are not valid drop receptacles should disappear (the trash is always a valid drop receptacle)
- If there are too many valid drop receptacles to fit on the screen some icons in the launcher will remain folded. In this case the trash and the first 4 apps in the alt-tab stack (the four apps most recently used) should unfold in their current position.

tags: added: nattytesting

Rather than "never allowed to fold", we could have it always unfold
during a drag of a deletable item. We could also make sure it's visible
for a time during session startup, so it's general location is known.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
Otto Greenslade (otto-chaotic) wrote :

We have a design for this concept - well, trash on a shelf that is. I will locate it...

No, we don't want a "hard shelf". We just want it to unfold at the
appropriate times. That means, we may have two unfolded areas on the
launcher bar, with the bits in between tightly compressed.


John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-20
description: updated
Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2011-05-05
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
milestone: none → alpha2
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-30
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-03
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Jorge Castro (jorge) on 2011-07-01
tags: added: backlog
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-05
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.2.0 → 4.4.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-21
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.4.0 → 4.6.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-08-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.6.0 → 4.8.0
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Fixing bug #727901 (When dragging and dropping a file on to the Launcher, the Launcher icons that are valid drop receptacles don't highlight until the cursor is over the launcher) should resolve also this bug, since it will highlight trash icon as soon as drag and drop starts. Should this be marked as fixed?

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

Sorry, should this be marked as "in progress"?

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Marking as a dupe because bug #727901 fixes this issue

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