Ensure that Scale is clean, fast, and usable

Bug #495641 reported by David Siegel on 2009-12-11
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Travis Watkins

Bug Description

This bug makes some recommendations for changing Scale speed and appearance (see design document linked below).

Scale animation is sped up, with other small visual tweaks. The keybindings for Scale Windows and Scale Windows (All Workspaces) are changed:

  * Scale Windows = <Super>w
  * Scale Windows (All Workspaces) = <Super>a

Previously, Scale Windows used the terrible keybinding Alt+Shift+Up, and Scale Windows (All Workspaces) did not have a keybinding.

### Design spec: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495641

description: updated
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → lucid-round-9
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Travis Watkins (amaranth)
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → David Siegel (djsiegel)
summary: - Ensure that Scale appearance is clean, fast, usable, and unique for
- Ubuntu
+ Ensure that Scale appearance is clean, fast, and usable
description: updated
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Ensure that Scale appearance is clean, fast, and usable
+ Ensure that Scale is clean, fast, and usable
description: updated
description: updated
Rich Jones (richwjones) wrote :

I'm glad this is being taken into consideration - but why Super+W/A? Not trying to be critical, just wondering what the logic is there.

I guess my main issue is.. how will people know that this exists? If this were edge-bound, it would be far more user-discoverable. I doubt that most converts/normal people even know that a) the Windows key is super and b) that it can be used to do things besides push the Windows Start button.

Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

David, after using the gnome-shell overview for a while the thing that really made a positive difference for me versus Scale was that minimised windows are shown. Is there any chance of doing the same for Scale?

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

Unfortunately, no. There is no system in compiz to do this as the solution metacity is using is considered a hack by the compiz developers. Writing such a system would touch every plugin that shows a thumbnail along with large changes to compiz core so would not be suitable for doing in Ubuntu.

Vish (vish) on 2010-01-25
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-02-04
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
affects: compiz (Ubuntu) → compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz-fusion-plugins-main - 0.8.4-0ubuntu3

compiz-fusion-plugins-main (0.8.4-0ubuntu3) lucid; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/03_default_options.patch:
    - updated to include
      https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495641 (LP: #495641)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495687 (LP: #495687)
    - fix resistance_distance (LP: #495708)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495712 (LP: #495712)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/478016 (LP: #478016)
    - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneHundredPaperCuts/Spec/495634 (LP: #495634)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Wed, 03 Feb 2010 16:41:02 -0800

Changed in compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Vish (vish) on 2010-02-04
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

David, you asked on the wiki if we could "make the highlighted window brighter than the rest?". The answer is... kind of :)

Have you looked at /apps/compiz/plugins/scaleaddon/screen0/options/window_highlight?

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