App switcher can be put in a bad state by grabbing the app before it comes into focus

Bug #1378938 reported by Brendan Donegan on 2014-10-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity8 (Ubuntu)
Michael Zanetti
unity8 (Ubuntu RTM)

Bug Description

It seems it is possible to put the app switcher in an odd 'in-between' state through the right combination of taps. To reproduce this, open a few apps and:

1. Swipe from the right to open the app switcher
2. Tap on an app to focus it and immediately tap on it again and hold down - before it comes into focus - don't take your finger off yet
3. Now swiping up or down will dismiss the app
4. After that the switcher will be open but all of the previews will appear closer to the screen. Tapping the screen won't do anything. Interaction can only be restored by swiping from the right again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: unity8 8.00+14.10.20141006-0ubuntu1 [origin: Ubuntu RTM]
Uname: Linux 3.4.67 armv7l
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: armhf
Date: Wed Oct 8 16:03:25 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-10-08 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (development branch) - armhf (20141008-090632)
SourcePackage: unity8
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

pretty easy to recover, and not the most obvious bug to stumble across

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Michael Zanetti (mzanetti)
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity8 - 8.01+15.04.20141125.2-0ubuntu1

unity8 (8.01+15.04.20141125.2-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Zanetti ]
  * improve snapping after dragging
  * Make the launcher BFB rounded on one end (LP: #1382596)
  * disable swipeToClose while some snapping is happening (LP: #1378938)
  * increase threshold and avoid jumping in SpreadDelegate dragging (LP:
    #1352842, #1350803)

  [ Ying-Chun Liu ]
  * Notifications should be on right side when wide. (LP: 1379384) (LP:

  [ Albert Astals ]
  * Fix qml warnings
  * Fix some qmluitests

  [ Lars Uebernickel ]
  * Use Icon instead of StatusIcon
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:54:47 +0000

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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