Panel should (optionally) go opaque when window is maximized

Bug #807891 reported by George Karavasilev on 2011-07-09
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

This bug is more of a missing feature. The top panel also acts like a titlebar when a window is maximased and when the top panel is set to a certain transperancy level an inconsistency appers. The panel is trasperant, but the window is not. What I am suggesting to remove this inconssutency is the following solution: if there is no maximased window the panel should use user settings for transperancy, but when there is maximased window the panel should be 100% opaque.
You can also view my idea in the attached file (some-mockup.png)

Related branches

Tim Penhey (community): Approve on 2011-12-08
Neil J. Patel (community): Abstain on 2011-09-29
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-07-09
Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Wayne Rodrigues (waynerod10) wrote :

It a good idea to be consistent. Its slightly inconsistent at times. However, I honestly like it remaining transparent when maximum.

Maybe you guys could add a option setting for it?

Option for CCSM to choose between the desired panel behaviour wouldn't be that much of a issue (I guess), however someone must first code my idea. Any volunteers?

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Needs design discussion. Marking incomplete in the meantime

Changed in unity:
status: Opinion → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design

Oki-doki :P Just to clearify thing up IF this is implemented there is bound to be option in CCSM should it be used or not ... bit too obvious, I know :D

summary: - Panel needs to be smarter
+ Panel should (optionally) go opaque when window is maximized
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Note that setting the Top Bar to transparent is a non-supported configuration.

tags: removed: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2011-12-08
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-08
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 5.0.0
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-01-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.0.0-0ubuntu1

unity (5.0.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * New upstream release.
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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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