[pocket desktop] + [dialer app] window feels funny on windowed mode

Bug #1488852 reported by kevin gunn on 2015-08-26
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical Pocket Desktop
High
kevin gunn
Canonical System Image
High
Bill Filler
Ubuntu UX
Critical
Olga Kemmet
dialer-app (Ubuntu)
High
Gustavo Pichorim Boiko

Bug Description

while trying out simulated phone calls on nexus4 vivid+o+silo0
the dialer app has the big green dial/hangup button floating over the numbers if not sized to the expected phone formfactor (specifically sized smaller)

so maybe this is a design question - should the dialer app have a fixed minimum?
should the dialer app window even be allowed to resize ?
and what to do if that minimum doesn't fit on screen well ?

--------- UX comment ---------

The dialer app should have a set minimum window size on the desktop so that all functionalities are always visible and accessible. Ideally the window should not be resized for the time being.
If it is unavoidable to increase the window size then the additional GU can simply be filled with white space/the same background the dialer is using.

For a greater user experience a longer term solution is to make the dialer convergent, meaning it would use the multi column layout similar to the AB and messaging apps.

Related branches

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Olga Kemmet (olga-kemmet)
importance: Undecided → Critical
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2015-08-26
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
importance: Undecided → Critical
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Fix Committed
summary: - dialer app window feels funny on windowed mode
+ [pocket desktop] + [dialer app] window feels funny on windowed mode
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2015-10-09
Changed in dialer-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
assignee: nobody → kevin gunn (kgunn72)
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Bill Filler (bfiller)
milestone: none → ww46-2015
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-10-16
Changed in dialer-app (Ubuntu):
assignee: Bill Filler (bfiller) → Gustavo Pichorim Boiko (boiko)
kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

still true in latest image
last update: 2015-10-26 14:09:21
version version: 54
version ubuntu: 20151026
version device: 20150911
version custom: 20150929-2-vivid

kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

adjusting priority for to match project plans

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Critical → High
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
importance: Critical → High
Changed in dialer-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → High
Changed in dialer-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2015-10-30
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

We can land the dialer bits, but this won't fully work on pocket desktop until this issue is fixed:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-devices-system-image/+bug/1511530

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package dialer-app - 0.1+16.04.20151030-0ubuntu1

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dialer-app (0.1+16.04.20151030-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Restrict the window resizing in desktop mode. (LP: #1488852)

 -- Gustavo Pichorim Boiko <email address hidden> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:25:10 +0000

Changed in dialer-app (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2015-11-06
Changed in canonical-pocket-desktop:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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