Close, minimize and maximize buttons are so small for being Touch-ready

Reported by Joaquin on 2011-08-08
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Unity
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Bug Description

The buttons are SO SMALL for being Touchscreen ready.
I think it can be fixed "zooming" the buttons area when I touch it, and normally they just got normal size.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.6.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.9-generic 3.0.0
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,crashhandler,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,imgjpeg,decor,grid,place,vpswitch,mousepoll,imgsvg,blur,resize,dbus,zoom,obs,text,regex,commands,move,winrules,shift,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,wobbly,animation,scale,expo,animationaddon,workarounds,ezoom,staticswitcher,unityshell]
Date: Mon Aug 8 14:42:04 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-06 (1 days ago)

Joaquin (jknvv13) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-08-08
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design

I think ubuntu is moving with cross platform with mouse-touch interface, for mouse buttons are ok, and with touch buttons don't really needed, and that's whay in oneiric, buttons are hidden by default. Look at i0S or android, don't use close buttons.
pd: it's only an opinion

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion

Explain me how do I close a window with a touchscreen without a close
button.
On Aug 31, 2011 4:01 PM, "Daniel Planas Armangue" <email address hidden>
wrote:
> I think ubuntu is moving with cross platform with mouse-touch interface,
for mouse buttons are ok, and with touch buttons don't really needed, and
that's whay in oneiric, buttons are hidden by default. Look at i0S or
android, don't use close buttons.
> pd: it's only an opinion
>
>
> ** Changed in: unity
> Status: Incomplete => Opinion
>
> ** Changed in: unity (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Opinion
>
> ** Changed in: ayatana-design
> Status: New => Opinion
>
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> Title:
> Close, minimize and maximize buttons are so small for being Touch-
> ready
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Opinion
> Status in Unity:
> Opinion
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Opinion
>
> Bug description:
> The buttons are SO SMALL for being Touchscreen ready.
> I think it can be fixed "zooming" the buttons area when I touch it, and
normally they just got normal size.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
> Package: unity 4.6.0-0ubuntu2
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.9-generic 3.0.0
> Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic i686
> Architecture: i386
> CompizPlugins:
[core,bailer,detection,crashhandler,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,imgjpeg,decor,grid,place,vpswitch,mousepoll,imgsvg,blur,resize,dbus,zoom,obs,text,regex,commands,move,winrules,shift,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,wobbly,animation,scale,expo,animationaddon,workarounds,ezoom,staticswitcher,unityshell]
> Date: Mon Aug 8 14:42:04 2011
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386
(20110427.1)
> SourcePackage: unity
> UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-06 (1 days ago)
>
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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Joaquin: I was curious, and looked into this for you. Indeed, you are correct; there is presently no way to close an application via Multi-Touch gestures using the out of the box configuration.

  "Unity Touch 11.04 Specification Ubuntu Gestures Project"
  https://docs.google.com/a/canonical.com/Doc?docid=0AU5sFuLRpCpBZGZra2pqY2pfMTU3MmhwbXczcWQ1
  (not all of this is implemented or may work)

I managed to ask John Lea about this; at the moment Unity if focused for desktops with some kind of pointer (in addition to any touch features), so closing is left so that it can be doing with the mouse/touchpad.

On a separate tack, I suspect, that in the long run, Quit/Close is hopefully not something that you need to actively do; the higher-level layers of the operating system and applications perhaps can manage themselves. But that's a research exercise for another day:

  https://design.canonical.com/2011/03/quit/

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