[mir]can drag from all four edges simultaneously

Bug #1288548 reported by Selene ToyKeeper on 2014-03-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Vesa Rautiainen
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm not sure whether to call this a bug or a feature, but on my mako and flo I can activate UI controls from all four screen edges simultaneously and drag them around independently. This is fine so long as I don't "let go" or otherwise finish any actions, but as soon as something activates, results are somewhat unpredictable.

This puts six different UI layers all onscreen at the same time, in varying states of being active:
  - dash
  - home scope
  - current app
  - previous app
  - indicator menu
  - bottom-edge menu(s)

With a few more fingers, it may also be possible to interact with these, like, toggling indicator settings or launching apps or activating menu items. I'm not dextrous enough to do that without help though.

Multitouch is great for typing or zooming or perhaps some other gestures, but I'm not totally sure it should be able to control multiple unrelated UI elements at the same time. (some apps might want many fingers, for implementing a piano or something, but it's awkward at best as a primary UI feature)

Selene ToyKeeper (toykeeper) wrote :

I got a screenshot utility working, and took this while dragging all four edges at once.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Opinion
summary: - can drag from all four edges simultaneously
+ [mir]can drag from all four edges simultaneously
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Vesa Rautiainen (vesar)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
Changed in unity8:
status: New → Opinion
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-10-30
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Opinion → Invalid
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-03-13
affects: unity8 → unity8 (Ubuntu)
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