gdm default theme fails to follow Fitt's Law ("options" button)

Bug #74055 reported by Tomer Chachamu
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
feisty-gdm-themes (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Artwork Team

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

The "Options" button at the bottom-left of the screen on a default theme appears to be perfectly flat and covering a large area. However, it actually stops a few pixels away from the screen border.

This means you cannot "slam" the mouse to the bottom-left corner and click, expecting to get a menu.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug, that's a theme bug, reassigning

Changed in gdm:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote : Re: [Bug 74055] gdm default theme fails to follow Fitt's Law ("options" button)

Ooooh, I hate those bugs too! You might want to chase this on ubuntu-art.


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Troy James Sobotka (troy-sobotka) wrote :

Design issue, but here is a kludge. It looks like awful however. To make this more aesthetically pleasing, we would need to expand the size of the options button "dead area". Of course, comprehensive design might accommodate for issues such as this (that was a poke to you sab. ;) )

The following lines in /usr/share/gdm/themes/Human/Human.xml need to be changed for the kludge approach:

Line 21:
    <box xpadding="0" spacing="10" orientation="horizontal">
Line 24:
        <pos y="100%" width="box" height="box" anchor="sw"/>


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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Targetting for Feisty.

Changed in ubuntu-artwork:
assignee: nobody → ubuntu-art
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