The sequence of the applets should be easily editable by the user.

Reported by AleCutu on 2011-07-31
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Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Indicator Applet
Undecided
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Unity
Undecided
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity-2d
Undecided
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indicator-applet (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

When I install indicator-weather, for ex, I wish I could place near the clock, but the static nature of the position of the applet does not permit that.

AleCutu (ale-cut) wrote :
Changed in indicator-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Gomes (davidgomes) wrote :

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/how-to-change-application-indicators.html

So far that seems like the only way to do it, but I'd like to be able to use middle mouse button like in gnome-panel.
I think that this will be added in Ubuntu 11.10.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-applet (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in indicator-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix

Actually the new indicators system support this feature, but it doesn't allow to define the indicators position to the users, since this is actually hardcoded into panel-service.c
I would have loved to control this with a gsettings parameter to change the indicators position, but I had no feedback about that [1].

Dragging them via middle click could be an idea, but the problem is that then you could move them accidentally when using the secondary activation (i.e. the middle click) over an indicator. However I guess that if we manage correctly the dragging adding a timeout this could be avoided.

However, while I think that there's no problem in adding "hidden" gsettings values to manage the indicators relative positions, I would need design feedback about managing their position via middle-click-mouse-drag.

@om26er, I guess this is similar to bug #537947

[1] https://code.launchpad.net/~3v1n0/unity/indicators-redesign/+merge/70818

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
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