Shutdown button and Fitts' law

Bug #437691 reported by Nikola Kovacs on 2009-09-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gdm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gdm

The shutdown button on Karmic's gdm is located in the lower right corner. It is close to the screen corner, which is much easier to reach with the mouse, but cannot be clicked by moving the mouse to the corner because of some padding. Since the button is safe (it only opens a menu), there's no reason not to allow this.

Steps to reproduce:
On the login screen, move your mouse down and right. It should stop at the corner pixel. Click the mouse. Nothing happens.
Expected result: The shutdown menu opens.

Fixing this is trivial:
22_shutdown_menu.patch adds a 6px padding around the button in this line:

gtk_box_pack_end (GTK_BOX (panel->priv->hbox), GTK_WIDGET (shutdown_menu), FALSE, FALSE, 6);

This should be changed to 0.

The HumanLogin theme should have no menu shadow:

GtkMenuBar::shadow-type = GTK_SHADOW_NONE

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Robert Ancell (robert-ancell)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.10
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Karmic):
assignee: Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) → nobody
Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gdm - 2.28.0-0ubuntu9

gdm (2.28.0-0ubuntu9) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/gdm.postinst:
    - use the correct key to set the gtk theme

  [ Robert Ancell ]
  * debian/patches/22_shutdown_menu.patch:
    - Fix spacing on shutdown menu (LP: #437691)
  * debian/patches/*.patch:
    - Update patch headers
  * debian/patches/19_no_greeter_for_autologin.patch:
    - Fix bug that caused the GDM greeter to be displayed briefly when
      automatically logging in (LP: #435801)

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 15:21:09 +0200

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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