Glitches when Animations are Disabled

Bug #1025907 reported by Cassidy James Blaede on 2012-07-17
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Tom Beckmann

Bug Description

When Gala animation is disabled (in dconf Editor) apps that are minimized to Plank cannot be restored or maximized in any way. Alt-Tab don't work, right click - maximize don't work, left click or double click also don't work. They can just be closed with the right button click on the Plank icon.

Personally I hate all those animations but from today (monday) I must use them or I cannot minimize and restore.

EDIT: One more thing. When closing the application with animation enabled the window does not "animate" properly. Instead I have an animation of new workplace sliding in every time I close any application, like I'm switching them.

EDIT 2: Sorry for this but I just realized something. I mention that one cannot restore a window minimized to Plank. It seems that Plank somehow react to restore in a way that it gets hidden although I cannot see the window. This is repeatable and when I minimize the invisible window again the Plank show it self. I'm using intelligent hide mode on Plank. So the Plank is reacting like everything is OK but I cannot see the window anymore once it gets minimized.

Thanx for your time and effort.


Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) wrote :

Yeah, we forgot to show the window on map when animations were disabled, fixed now. That animation of a workspace sliding always happens when you close the last window on a workspace. If that's not the case, it'd be great to see a screencast of it.
Thanks :)

Changed in gala:
status: New → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann)
Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) wrote :

Uhm.. sorry, I messed up the branches, the fix will be in trunk later this day.

"In progress" until fixed in trunk

Changed in gala:
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Changed in gala:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-07-18
Changed in gala:
milestone: none → luna-beta1
Siniša Perović (sinisa-p) wrote :

Thanx guys.

Please reconsider this workspace sliding. I don't know the size of display you're using, but I'm sitting in front of 22" monitor in HD resolution and it's not a pretty experience having the whole desktop sliding in front of me every time I close the last opened application. It just gives me a headache.

Anyhow, thank you for your time and effort.


Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) wrote :

Not sure if that will help, but have a look at org.pantheon.desktop.gala.animations in dconf-editor. You can set the animation duration there.

KVG (kvgkvg) wrote :

+1 for that whole desctop sliding thing is totally unpretty.

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