[sdk] The back button in the header is a missed target, needs more area

Bug #1327171 reported by Omer Akram on 2014-06-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UI Toolkit
Won't Fix
Tim Peeters
Ubuntu UX

Bug Description

The back button in the header is a very small target, I often miss tapping on it. the target area needs to be increased.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: qtdeclarative5-ubuntu-ui-toolkit-plugin 0.1.46+14.10.20140602-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.4.0-5-mako armv7l
ApportVersion: 2.14.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: armhf
Date: Fri Jun 6 15:49:42 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-06-06 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (development branch) - armhf (20140606)
SourcePackage: ubuntu-ui-toolkit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :
tags: added: qa-touch
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

I can confirm that too.

Also something similar happens on the other side: right-side actions in the header are often difficult to tap: they either tend to be missed or the last action on the right tends to activate the right edge. I'm told the latter is bug 1320863

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tim Peeters (tpeeters) wrote :

Personally I never had this problem. I asked around on irc, and in addition to dpm's and om26ers replies above, I got:

< popey> i can't say I have noticed that much
< ahayzen> t1mp, i initially found that the back/tab button area was too far left, but once i knew it was further across than i thought i don't miss it often now

So it is not a big problem for everybody. I will see if I can easily increase the size of the touch area. If that is not enough we maybe need some user testing and a change in design?

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
assignee: nobody → Tim Peeters (tpeeters)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-21
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
summary: - The back button in the header is a missed target, needs more area
+ [sdk] The back button in the header is a missed target, needs more area
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

Usability testing found no particular issues with the back button

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Won't Fix
importance: High → Undecided
Tim Peeters (tpeeters) wrote :

ok, I will keep it as it is then

Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
importance: High → Low
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Zoltan Balogh (bzoltan) on 2014-11-17
no longer affects: ubuntu-ui-toolkit (Ubuntu)
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