Appearance > Behavior > Reveal sensitivity should work opposite

Bug #929577 reported by Jo-Erlend Schinstad on 2012-02-09
This bug affects 1 person
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Ayatana Design
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The reveal sensitivity slider in Appearance > Behavior gave me the impression that it went from slow to fast. After carefully reading the labels, I eventually figured out that it was opposite. But if the immediate reaction counts, and I think it should, then it seems to me that it should work the opposite way, so that left is most sensitive.

I understand why that might sound odd. However, I think most users won't look at it as sensitivity, but how long it takes to reveal the launcher. In that case, it makes sense that right will decrease sensitivitym since you're increasing the time it takes to reveal it.. Of course, this is my subjective experience. But if I were surprised – I actually thought it didn't work at first – then I think others might too. At the very least, this should be tested on innocent users.

It might've been easier to understand if the default was at the middle. The fact that this wouldn't necessarily be mathematically correct, is less important, I think.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.2.2-2ubuntu6
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-14.23-generic 3.2.3
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Feb 9 15:47:28 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120125)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-01 (8 days ago)
 deja-dup 21.2-0ubuntu4
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 0.3.1-0ubuntu5

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

In what way is it incomplete? It's easier to improve things if you know what the problem is.

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