Menu bar is placed at a fixed location, overwriting the application name

Bug #785126 reported by Dag Ågren on 2011-05-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the menu bar appears, it is placed at a fixed location on the screen. This causes the application name to be partially overwritten with a fadeout effect, which looks extremely sloppy and unaesthetic.

It seems this is done to leave the menu at a constant location to make it an easy mouse target, but this seems misguided - OS X does not do this, but lets the menu float around depending on the size of the application name.

The mouse target issue would be less of a problem if the menu bar was not hidden all the time. This has been filed as a separate issue.

Dag Ågren (paracelsus) on 2011-05-19
affects: ubuntu → unity (Ubuntu)
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussion.

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-07-29
no longer affects: unity
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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