Desktop icons from Mantic doesn't honor dock margins in Jammy

Bug #2068882 reported by Sergio Costas
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gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons-ng (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Gnome Shell 46 changed the Enum that defines the status of an extension, and that affected Desktop Icons by preventing Ubuntu Dock to send info about the occupied zone, thus allowing to put icons under it. It has been fixed in upstream.

This same patch must be added to any other extension that communicates this info to DING, like Dash-to-panel, Hide-top-bar...

[Test plan]

Go to the extensions properties of Dash-to-dock or Ubuntu-dock and ensure that the "IntelliHide" option (which hides the dock when a window is below it, and shows it again when there's only "empty desktop" below it) is ENABLED, the option "panel mode: extend up to the screen borders" is DISABLED, and the "maximum size of the dock" is BELOW 100% (90% is fine).

In an empty desktop (this is, without any window) the dock should be visible, with some free space in each side (top and bottom if the dock is vertical; left and right if it is horizontal) where the underlying desktop can be seen.

Now, open any window and maximize it; the dock should hide, thus allowing the window to fill the whole screen.

Close the window. The dock should appear again.

Try to move a desktop icon (any icon; a folder, a file, the trash, the personal folder... any is right) into the free zone of any of the sides.

If the patch works, it should NOT be possible to place the icon there; if the bug is present, then it will be possible to place the icon there.

It must be also test if it is possible to put an icon in any place of the "free" desktop surface (this is: any zone that won't be obscured by a bar, dock or panel).

[Where problems could occur]

If there are problems, they can show in several ways:

- the bugfix doesn't work, and thus it will still be possible to put icons in zones that should be forbidden

- the bugfix is wrong, and the dock might fail.

Tags: jammy patch
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Sergio Costas (rastersoft-gmail) wrote :
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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch from upstream that fixes this." seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
tags: added: jammy
summary: - Desktop icons in Mantic doesn't honor dock margins in Jammy
+ Desktop icons from Mantic doesn't honor dock margins in Jammy
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