menu bar is incorrectly aligned for non-maximized applications

Bug #779144 reported by Dan Nestor on 2011-05-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Reporting bug as advised by brainstorm moderators,

The menu bar that appears when hovering with the mouse over the top panel is aligned the same for both maximized and non-maximized windows. In the case of maximized windows, the alignment allows for the close, minimize and restore buttons to fit between the Ubuntu logo and the menu. In the case of windows that are not maximized, the space where the buttons would be is unused, and the window title is faded out when the menu is overlaid on top. I think this looks unclean and the menu should use a different alignment for non-maximized windows.

The most straight-forward thing to do is, I believe, to align the menu to the left for non-maximized windows (immediately to the right of the Ubuntu logo), thus completely obscuring the window title.

David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in ayatana-design.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

I have added the Ayatana-Design project. I apologize, I was wrong about the package.

IKT (ikt) on 2011-05-08
affects: ubuntu → unity (Ubuntu)
David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

I added the app-menu tag per the instructions at

tags: added: app-menu
David Conner (dlbike76) wrote :

This bug is awaiting design feedback before progress can be made. Confirming that there is a question to be answered. Will be marked triaged when design gives a suitable direction forward.

tags: added: running-unity
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
David Conner (dlbike76) on 2011-05-11
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Incomplete
David Conner (dlbike76) on 2011-05-12
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - menu bar is incorrectly aligned
+ menu bar is incorrectly aligned for non-maximized applications
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-30
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
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