Ubuntu

Focus indication on playback controls is misleading

Reported by Conscious User on 2011-03-11
60
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Display Objects
Low
Lars Uebernickel
ido (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

indicator-sound 0.6.2-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu 11.04
indicator-sound 12.10.2+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1, Ubuntu 13.10

1. Open the sound menu.
2. Hover over, or use arrow keys to navigate to, the Back/Rewind button.

What happens: The Play button is highlighted.
https://launchpadlibrarian.net/71790474/out-2.ogv

What should happen: The Back/Rewind button is highlighted.

The same problem happens with the Next/Forward button.

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Sound#playback-item>: "The Space key should visibly activate whichever button is highlighted. However, highlighting the Back or Forward button with a keyboard should not be possible; instead, the Left and Right keys should immediately activate Back and Forward respectively whenever any of the three are highlighted."

Related branches

lp:~larsu/ido/lp733285
Merged into lp:ido at revision 176
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2014-03-25
Sebastien Bacher: Approve (user runtime testing) on 2014-03-25
Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Conscious, could you provide a screencast of the problem? I'm not sure exactly where you're hovering. :-)

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Joshua Lückers (joshualuckers) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :

For whatever reason I never received a notification for Matthew's response, sorry...

I'm now attaching a screencast that hopefully makes the issue clearer. As you can see, there are two different highlights: one when the cursor is on the control's height (Play button becomes orange), and one when the cursor is over one of the three buttons (the specific button becomes more bright). The first type is where the problem is.

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Conor Curran (cjcurran) on 2012-03-29
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-sound:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-03-29
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Conor Curran (cjcurran) wrote :

Marking incomplete because i'm waiting for design feedback.

Changed in indicator-sound:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-03-30
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Hi MPT, could you talk a look at this bug, thx!

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :

I've noticed that Precise added full background highlight to the volume slider. Maybe the same could be made for the playback buttons?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for indicator-sound (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Sorry I took way too long to look at this. This is a straightforward bug, not a design question. When you mouse over the Previous/Rewind or Next/Forward button, the Play/Pause button highlights. That makes no sense; the button you actually moused over should highlight.

no longer affects: ayatana-design
Changed in indicator-sound:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Triaged
description: updated
tags: added: ubuntu-desktop-trusty
Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

It turns out I made a mistake. I didn't realize that according to the spec, Space should activate Play/Pause *even if* Back/Forward was pointed at with a pointing device. That's why Play/Pause was being highlighted here.

Specification updated. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Sound?action=diff&rev2=105&rev1=104>

description: updated
Lars Uebernickel (larsu) on 2014-03-25
affects: indicator-sound (Ubuntu) → ido (Ubuntu)
affects: indicator-sound → ido
Changed in ido:
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in ido (Ubuntu):
assignee: Lars Uebernickel (larsu) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ido - 13.10.0+14.04.20140328-0ubuntu1

---------------
ido (13.10.0+14.04.20140328-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * debian/*symbols: auto-update new symbols to released version

  [ Lars Uebernickel ]
  * Highlight back/forward buttons when hovering them with the pointer
    Space bar still activates play/pause, unless the mouse pointer
    hovers another button. (LP: #733285)
  * expose idobasicmenuitem, a normal menu item that supports non-square
    icons
  * idoplaybackmenuitem: propagate events in the menu keyrelease handler
    To issue a redraw on the menu items as well. Fixes lp:1297818. (LP:
    #1297818)
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:27:53 +0000

Changed in ido (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Lars Uebernickel (larsu) on 2014-04-11
Changed in ido:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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