Docky does not work properly with pull-down window

Bug #334663 reported by Antioch on 2009-02-26
This bug affects 2 people
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Jason Smith

Bug Description

When using the standard interfaces you will commonly have a window slide out of the bottom of the gnome-do window that allows you to scroll through different options. (Here is a screenshot of the function I'm referring to:

While using the docky interface this functionality is broken. You can still use the arrow keys to move through the file tree, but it is practically impossible as you do so blindly.

Of course the file window cannot slide out of the bottom of docky (as docky itself is at the bottom of the screen) but perhaps it can slide out of the top.

Antioch (sesshomaru-2k3) on 2009-02-26
description: updated
Vreemde eend (pieter-cogghe) wrote :

It would be cool if the classic interface could be used in combination with the dock. Docky is one of the best docks for linux I've seen, but when I enable it, it feels like I can't use gnome-do anymore.

Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2009-02-28
Changed in do:
assignee: nobody → jassmith
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 0.8.1
status: New → Fix Committed
Antioch (sesshomaru-2k3) wrote :

This is slightly fixed in 0.8.1 but it is still imperfect.

For example, when using the Files and Folders plugin with the classic interface: after typing a folder name in, to browse the folder's contents you simply press the down arrow button and the "pull-down window" slides open.

The same behavior applies to docky exactly now - but it shouldn't. Users should press the UP arrow key and the window should slide open in an UPwards direction. As it is in 0.8.1 users must still press the down key which is counter-intuitive as the menu appears above docky, not below. Furthermore, upon activating this window it materializes somewhere above docky and scrolls down. It should originate from docky and scroll up.

Hopefully you were able to understand this description.

Changed in do:
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
Antioch (sesshomaru-2k3) wrote :

The icon for the selected action also overlaps the information bar in the bottom of the context window. See attached image. The overlap is a bit more serious when the icon is for the "first action." The attached image shows the icon from the "second action" overlapping.

I like the way the icons enlarge to gain focus. This could be a "too bad thats the way it is" bug, or there could be an elegant fix - I don't know. However I do think it would be upsetting if the icons no longer enlarged to gain focus as they currently do.

GreySim (greysim) wrote :

The message just before this is certainly confirmed and true and should almost certainly be considered a bug, but I don't know if it's a continuation of this bug or should have been a new one.

Changed in do:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Robert Dyer (psybers) wrote :

The bug is fixed. The last message by Antioch is a different bug, and a report already exists for that bug.

Changed in do:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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