Unity panel menu is invisible on a tablet (can't hover)

Bug #796857 reported by Nicholas Shatokhin on 2011-06-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I see few difficult for using Unity on TabletPC (without stylus, finger only).

Hovers. If I hover over the top panel, a menu appears. It's convenient on Desktop, but I can't do this on tablet. Maybe, it's good idea to create an option that enables alternate method for appearing menu (i.e., button, or click on free space on panel).

P.S. Can you show window buttons (close, minimize, maximize) on top panel always (if window not in fullscreen, duplicate this buttons on top panel). It's inconvenient when I need close few windows (part of it in fullscreen, part windowed), I must move mouse's cursor on screen instead clicking only.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.14-0ubuntu1~natty1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: d7020c5892a6d2e5e19ee1c963cc5061
CheckboxSystem: 90b928d283473e9c089e730778bbd3da
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,gnomecompat,grid,imgpng,mousepoll,move,place,regex,resize,session,snap,thumbnail,vpswitch,wall,animation,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,workarounds,fade,scale,unityshell,unitymtgrabhandles]
Date: Tue Jun 14 01:26:55 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Nicholas Shatokhin (robotex) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussions on how Unity would adopt on tablets. Marking appropriately.

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Nicholas Shatokhin (robotex) wrote :

Ekoore (http://www.ekoore.com/web/) that sell tablet PCs with Ubuntu want to work with Unity's interface on tablets (they did many things, but some problems still exists).

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Removed the issue about size; that was a duplicate of bug 1075417. So this bug is now only about the hover problem.

Please always try to keep a bug report about a single issue.

summary: - Unity is inconvenient on the tablet
+ Unity panel menu is invisible on a tablet (can't hover)
description: updated
Alex Heusingfeld (aheusingfeld) wrote :

At least for Ubuntu in Nexus7 there is the four-finger-swipe multitouch gesture which shows and hides the unity panel (see here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Multitouch).
Unfortunately there is no Settings panel for this on Nexus7 and of course one could argue that multitouch gestures still need some tweaking on Nexus7 but the above mentioned gesture works!

Let's just mark this bug Confirmed for ubuntu-nexus7 given that it's true it's not especially discoverable that there are menus behind the window title when maximized; but this will indeed need design input on how to properly address.

Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
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