Improve Scrolling of the Side Bar

Bug #805075 reported by the_madman on 2011-07-03
This bug affects 1 person
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is a feature request to improve the scrolling of the side-bar when the mouse is hovered over the top and the bottom of the bar.

Currently this is very slow, which allows for better control but often means the user has to wait a noticeable amount of time to e.g. click the Change Workspace button (which could be a common button to press depending on the user's work-flow), and when a window is maximized the issue is increased by the fact that you can't just hover over the collapsed icon, since the side-bar is hidden.

One method that usably makes sense would be to have the user hit the bottom of the bar, and the icons start scrolling as they do now, but then, when the user moves the mouse down again (I.E., the cursor is at the bottom of the bar but the user moves the physical mouse further down) to have the sidebar scroll faster as if the cursor is moving down a static bar on a taller screen. This gives the user control over the rate of acceleration, makes scrolling the bar up/down more controlled and precise, makes sense from a user's perspective and adds nothing to the complexity of the UI.

It happens I strongly agree with this, but it's a UI change so needs the input of Ayatana Design

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-20
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-08-17
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: unity
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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