Home dash icons need to be customizable

Reported by Kyle Nitzsche on 2011-05-20
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
OEM Priority Project
High
Gary Ekker
Oneiric
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
4.0
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Oneiric
Undecided
Olivier Tilloy

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Customized versions of Ubuntu need to be able to start with a customized set of default icons on the unity home dash. It should be possible to do this without modifying the unity source pkg.

Related branches

lp:~osomon/unity/dash-custom-home-screen
Rejected for merging into lp:unity
Olivier Tilloy: Disapprove on 2011-12-15
Gord Allott (community): Needs Information on 2011-11-29
Herczeg Zsolt (zsolt94) wrote :

I think, users also should be allowed to modify those icons.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

The icons are in /usr/share/unity/themes/ .

Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Kyle Nitzsche (knitzsche) wrote :

@ Bilal: My description was not clear enough. I did not mean that icons specifically need to be customizable. Rather I meant that the contents of the home dash needs to be customizable. That is, we need to support customized versions of ubuntu that ship with a customized home dash that allows the user to launch different applications than the default, and this needs to be doable without modifying unity code itself.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in unity:
status: Invalid → New
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

This is tagged oem-priority. Does this mean OEMs would need it? Marking needs-design anyway

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Kyle Nitzsche (knitzsche) wrote :

Yes, OEMs need this.

This is a high priority for the Canonical OEM group so that we can create customized Ubuntu versions for OEMs and be able to meet their requirements for using unity and having customized home dash launchers/icons.

Changed in oem-priority:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in oem-priority:
assignee: nobody → Ekkart (e-leschke)
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2011-10-25
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-10-25
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Gary Ekker (gekker) on 2011-11-02
tags: added: qin

Actually, I'd like to remove these icons altogether, and have a thin
search box only by default. Can we test that, please?

Mark

manny (estelar57) wrote :

>Actually, I'd like to remove these icons altogether, and have a thin
>search box only by default. Can we test that, please?

sorry to ask but how would this work for fullscreen dash?

would this be some kind of "override" for the home-lens?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/884123

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

So that it doesn't get lost, I've filed Mark's request in comment #6 separately as:

  "Wishlist: Dash with search box only"
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/885821

Steve Magoun (smagoun) on 2012-01-06
Changed in oem-priority:
assignee: Ekkart (e-leschke) → Gary Ekker (gekker)
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-01-10
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) → nobody
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
David Barth (dbarth) on 2012-01-13
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Changed in oem-priority:
status: New → Won't Fix
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