Add GUI option to turn off autoranging on graphs

Reported by David Spoelstra on 2011-06-13
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
System Load Indicator
Wishlist
Michael Hofmann

Bug Description

This is really a feature request, but I couldn't figure out how to submit that.

I would like to have an option to turn off autoranging on the graphs (especially the networking graph). This weekend it seemed like my download speed was poor. But, the graph was full scale. That's when I realized that the graphs autorange. I'd like to be able to fix the scale so that I don't get tricked by the graph.

Michael Hofmann (mh21) wrote :

What a about a hidden setting for dconf (that you can edit with dconf-editor) to specify the scale manually?

Changed in indicator-multiload:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I'd be fine with that! It should be documented because I know a
couple of friends of mine want the same thing...
Thanks!
-David

On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 6:13 AM, Michael Hofmann <email address hidden> wrote:
> What a about a hidden setting for dconf (that you can edit with dconf-
> editor) to specify the scale manually?
>
> ** Changed in: indicator-multiload
>   Importance: Undecided => Wishlist
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> Title:
>  Add option to turn off autoranging on graphs
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> Status in System Load Indicator:
>  New
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> Bug description:
>  This is really a feature request, but I couldn't figure out how to
>  submit that.
>
>  I would like to have an option to turn off autoranging on the graphs
>  (especially the networking graph).  This weekend it seemed like my
>  download speed was poor.  But, the graph was full scale.  That's when
>  I realized that the graphs autorange.  I'd like to be able to fix the
>  scale so that I don't get tricked by the graph.
>
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Michael Hofmann (mh21) on 2011-08-15
Changed in indicator-multiload:
milestone: none → 0.3

Should be available in the beta versions at ppa:indicator-multiload/daily in a couple of hours (0.3-0~37~15).

With the new version, you can specify the minimum and maximum for the upper graph edge with dconf-editor.

For network, the maximum is still set to scale automatically. If this is anoying, don't hesitate to open a new bug report :-).

Changed in indicator-multiload:
assignee: nobody → Michael Hofmann (mh21)
status: New → Fix Committed
Nicholas Shatokhin (robotex) wrote :

Can you add this option into Configurations of indicator-multiload? Why do we must use dconf-editor?

Changed in indicator-multiload:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Michael Hofmann (mh21) on 2013-02-04
summary: - Add option to turn off autoranging on graphs
+ Add GUI option to turn off autoranging on graphs
Changed in indicator-multiload:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
milestone: 0.3 → none
Michael Hofmann (mh21) wrote :

Advanced GUI options are available in 0.4 at ppa:indicator-multiload/daily.

Changed in indicator-multiload:
milestone: none → 0.4
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Michael (rinnnn) wrote :

I think a better way could be imagined to fix this issue other than disabling autoscaling.

For some graphs where there is no natural max bound, e.g. network on a laptop, scaling is a good thing. And the only thing lacking is short number describing the current max bound. E.g. a small overlay text on image, like "3.4k". I wonder if there is something like that in v0.4 of the indicator-multiload?

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