Ubuntu

Use intuitive popup scrollbars

Reported by Kẏra on 2008-07-31
22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GTK+
New
Wishlist
gtk+3.0 (Fedora)
New
Undecided
Unassigned
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Declined for Intrepid by Brian Murray
Declined for Karmic by Pedro Villavicencio

Bug Description

This would just give Ubuntu more edge and make it even more intuitive. Although for people used to the old style scrollbar it may be intimidating at first glance, within a couple of clicks, it would immedately become another reason to get hooked on Ubuntu :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PnXY4wjuH8
http://www.archive.org/details/popup_scrollbar
http://thorwil.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/popup-scrollbar-concept-demo/

Marcus Asshauer (mcas) wrote :

Thank you for your suggestion. However, the changes you are requesting aren't really a bug and require more discussion, which should be done on an appropriate mailing list or forum. [WWW] http://www.ubuntu.com/support/community/mailinglists might be a good start for determining which mailing list to use.

Kẏra (kxra) wrote :

Marking as invalid for here, based on the first comment.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: New → Invalid
Kẏra (kxra) on 2009-06-27
description: updated
Changed in gtk:
status: Unknown → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue should be sent on bugzilla.gnome.org by somebody who has interest in this change to discuss with the code writters

affects: ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Kẏra (kxra) wrote :

It has already been linked to upstream =]

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for sent it upstream.

Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Kẏra (kxra) on 2010-04-28
description: updated
Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-05-05
Changed in unity:
status: New → Invalid
Marja Erwin (marja-e) wrote :

I'd call this a bug. The visible-on-mouseover scrollbars introduced in 11.04 are slow, are unreliable, and are a usability/accessibility nightmare. The old-style scrollbars at least worked.

Suggested fix: open the software center and disable the new-style scrollbars.

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

Can we mark Ubuntu and gtk-2.0 (Ubuntu) tasks fixed now?

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-11-28
no longer affects: unity
Kẏra (kxra) wrote :

Is Unity using thes method?

Kẏra (kxra) on 2012-01-07
no longer affects: gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
affects: ubuntu → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
status: New → Confirmed
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