RFE: Add a big hide button

Bug #564040 reported by Francesco Fumanti on 2010-04-15
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Bug Description

It would be great if you can add a big (easily clickable) button to hide onboard. There is a button to show but nothing to hide.

I replied to this in the question area already. I would also welcome such a feature. It would enable launching onboard without window decoration. On an 800x480 display such things are gold.

umod.47 (me-umod47) wrote :

I'm using onboard in Ubuntu 10.10 on Asus T101MT and I use system tray icon to show it or hide back. I just press LMB (or touch screen) on the icon and release over "Show/Hide Onboard" menu. Not much convenient, but I've got used to this.

What about keeping the floating icon around even when onboard is visible? It could serve as a switch to show/hide onboard.

In fact, the tray icon and the floating icon serve similar (if not: identical) purposes. The floating icon is just way larger and easier to handle on a touch screen or under other circumstances which make exact pointing difficult. So I would suggest to add the hiding functionality to the floating icon and keep it visible.

Changed in onboard:
status: New → Confirmed
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

@Frederik: Interesting idea, however we were already planning to add a hide button directly to the layouts. I'm working on it in this branch: https://code.launchpad.net/~onboard/onboard/layout-tree (very unfinished).

@Lukas (long ago, I know): There is probably going to be a move and quit button too, this will allow us to make window decoration optional.

Changed in onboard:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in onboard:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

I have marked this bug as 'fix committed' as the hide button fonctionality has been added to Onboard and there also is such a button on the two layouts shipping with Onboard.

If the enhancement to make the Icon Palette always visible as a show\hide alternative is still desired, please say so in:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/onboard/+bug/872260

Hello Francesco, or anyone else affected,

Accepted onboard into oneiric-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in onboard (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Alan Bell (alanbell) wrote :

yes, this works

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package onboard - 0.96.1-0ubuntu1

---------------
onboard (0.96.1-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New bugfix release (LP: #880085)
  * Make the Hover Click also work in the Unity Greeter
  * Add some shortcuts to the Preferences dialog
  * Fix the return key of the scanning layout (LP: #877385)
  * Fix black corner issue when auto-starting in unity (LP: #877604)
  * Fix starting of the Preferences of Onboard in the LiveCD (LP: #877592)
  * Improve handling of gsettings events (LP: #877601)
  * Silently embed into gnome-screen-saver if no app did so (LP: #857813)
  * Remove redundant hook check
  * Remove unused pictures
  * Make a few small visual adjustments
  * Improve or fix some tooltips and key names
  * Add Gerd to AUTHORS file and order the names alphabetically
  * Merge translations from the Ubuntu translators from the 22-10-2011
  * debian/patches: update onboard-defaults.conf file

onboard (0.96.0-0ubuntu0.1) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  * Feature Freeze exception request (LP: #872374)
  * Uses gobject introspection (GTK3), (LP: #858988)
  * Uses gsettings rather than gconf (LP: #801208)
  * Show on new lock screen (LP: #857813)
  * Make Caps Lock stick on single click, (LP: #68716)
  * Use dh_python2 (LP: #788514)
  * Make Caps Lock stick on single click (LP: #68716)
  * Add a hide button (LP: #564040 , LP: #584119)
  * Add options for transparency of the onscreen keyboard window (LP: #643204)
  * Add option to use a window without decoration
  * Add tooltips to some keys of Onboard
  * Add option to force Onboard window to top (work around bug 739812)
  * Add possibility to differentiate snippets with custom labels
  * Add buttons to control the hover click eature provided by the system
  * Enhance the layout creation with parts that are visible on all layer
  * Reworked the layouts and renamed Classic Onboard layout to Compact layout
  * Many other little fixes and adjustments (details in commits on launchpad)
  * debian/control:
      Build-Depends: add python-all-dev, libgtk-3-dev, libxi-dev, libxtst-dev
                     remove libxi6
      Depends: add ${shlibs:Depends}, python-dbus, gir1.2-gtk-3.0,
                   gir1.2-pango-1.0 (>= 1.29.3), gir1.2-glib-2.0,
                   gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0, libgtk-3-0, libxtst6
               remove python-gtk2, python-gconf, python-gobject, libx11-6
  * debian/copyright: add Gerd Kohlberger to the list of authors
  * debian/rules: uncomment clean target
  * debian/patches: update onboard-defaults.conf file
                    remove onboard_autostart.patch
  * debian: remove outdated README.source file
 -- Francesco Fumanti <email address hidden> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:10:54 +0200

Changed in onboard (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Released
marmuta (marmuta) on 2011-11-14
Changed in onboard:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package onboard - 0.96.1-0ubuntu0.1

---------------
onboard (0.96.1-0ubuntu0.1) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  * New bugfix release (LP: #880085)
  * Make the Hover Click also work in the Unity Greeter
  * Add some shortcuts to the Preferences dialog
  * Fix the return key of the scanning layout (LP: #877385)
  * Fix black corner issue when auto-starting in unity (LP: #877604)
  * Fix starting of the Preferences of Onboard in the LiveCD (LP: #877592)
  * Improve handling of gsettings events (LP: #877601)
  * Silently embed into gnome-screen-saver if no app did so (LP: #857813)
  * Remove redundant hook check
  * Remove unused pictures
  * Make a few small visual adjustments
  * Improve or fix some tooltips and key names
  * Add Gerd to AUTHORS file and order the names alphabetically
  * Merge translations from the Ubuntu translators from the 22-10-2011
  * debian/patches: update onboard-defaults.conf file

onboard (0.96.0-0ubuntu0.1) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  * Feature Freeze exception request (LP: #872374)
  * Uses gobject introspection (GTK3), (LP: #858988)
  * Uses gsettings rather than gconf (LP: #801208)
  * Show on new lock screen (LP: #857813)
  * Make Caps Lock stick on single click, (LP: #68716)
  * Use dh_python2 (LP: #788514)
  * Make Caps Lock stick on single click (LP: #68716)
  * Add a hide button (LP: #564040 , LP: #584119)
  * Add options for transparency of the onscreen keyboard window (LP: #643204)
  * Add option to use a window without decoration
  * Add tooltips to some keys of Onboard
  * Add option to force Onboard window to top (work around bug 739812)
  * Add possibility to differentiate snippets with custom labels
  * Add buttons to control the hover click eature provided by the system
  * Enhance the layout creation with parts that are visible on all layer
  * Reworked the layouts and renamed Classic Onboard layout to Compact layout
  * Many other little fixes and adjustments (details in commits on launchpad)
  * debian/control:
      Build-Depends: add python-all-dev, libgtk-3-dev, libxi-dev, libxtst-dev
                     remove libxi6
      Depends: add ${shlibs:Depends}, python-dbus, gir1.2-gtk-3.0,
                   gir1.2-pango-1.0 (>= 1.29.3), gir1.2-glib-2.0,
                   gir1.2-gdkpixbuf-2.0, libgtk-3-0, libxtst6
               remove python-gtk2, python-gconf, python-gobject, libx11-6
  * debian/copyright: add Gerd Kohlberger to the list of authors
  * debian/rules: uncomment clean target
  * debian/patches: update onboard-defaults.conf file
                    remove onboard_autostart.patch
  * debian: remove outdated README.source file
 -- Francesco Fumanti <email address hidden> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:10:54 +0200

Changed in onboard (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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