Menus and window controls should be shown when hovering indicators.

Bug #835822 reported by Jo-Erlend Schinstad on 2011-08-28
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Now that the window controls (close,min,max) are hidden when an application is maximized, it becomes more important to improve discoverability. Presently, if you hover over the indicators, the window controls and menus is not displayed, like it is when you hover anywhere else on the panel. Since the indicators draws attention, I think they should also show the menu and controls. That would help make it obvious that they become visible when you "touch" the panel.

It makes sense in other ways too. When you move the mouse to the indicators, you are looking to expose menus. They should all be shown, consistent with using the keyboard navigation, which lets you move from indicators to the application menubar.

description: updated
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2011-08-28
affects: unity-shell → unity
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-08-28
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-07-29
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: unity
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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