[Apps] HUD quit missing

Bug #1242781 reported by Sam Bull on 2013-10-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The close button in the HUD has been removed.

I asked for any reasoning behind this on the mailing list and got no response, now I'm assuming this to be a regression.

It's really inconvenient to close the current app and drop back to the previous without this.

For example:
Reading through twitter using friends, I click a link and a browser opens.
If I now want to close the browser and return to friends, I must navigate back to the apps scope, do the fiddly long press thing to close the browser, navigate to another scope and back to the apps scope (to discard the close buttons), then tap friends.
All I want to do is click the quit button, which should close the browser and immediately take me back to friends.

I have seen a quit item in the HUD for notes-app, so maybe the design was changed to put quit as a menu item instead of a button? If this is the case, it's still necessary to make sure the quit item is available in every app, and that it is always listed as the bottom item, so it's always in the same location.

Sam Bull (dreamsorcerer) on 2013-10-21
summary: - HUD close button missing
+ HUD quit missing

You don't need to quit the browser - just swipe from the right to get to the previous app.

It's not a regression, it's a conscious UX design decision.

Changed in unity8:
status: New → Won't Fix
Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

Feel free to mark as affecting ubuntu-ux if you want to convince the design team to reconsider.

Sam Bull (dreamsorcerer) wrote :

But, that does not allow me to close the browser, having finished with it, it will stay open, and continue to get in the way when I later swipe through apps.

Mike Nagle (mikenagle) wrote :

assigning to Apps UX team as it seems to me that the question is whether the browser should have an easy way to close it, rather than the phone's app switching functionality. As Saviq says, the latter enables the user to return to the dash from an app.

summary: - HUD quit missing
+ [Apps] HUD quit missing
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
Sam Bull (dreamsorcerer) wrote :

The HUD has currently been removed. As I understand it, it's supposed to come back eventually when new designs are made for it. So, this will likely need to be postponed until after these designs are completed.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-31
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → Invalid
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-03-13
affects: unity8 → unity8 (Ubuntu)
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