Bar title should be cut using a little fade when it's too long

Bug #717216 reported by Marco Trevisan (Treviño) on 2011-02-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Ubuntu
Undecided
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Metacity
Fix Released
Wishlist
metacity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: metacity

As it's done in Unity (see bug #694924), when the application title is too long to fit the Metacity decorator, it should be faded and not just cut.

The attached patch fixes the issue, and has already sent to upstream.

You can see how a window with a long title looks when the patch is applied
here http://go.3v1n0.net/dMv6Eg

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Treviño (Marco Trevisan) (3v1n0)
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
tags: added: patch
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

there is a problem with your patch. it uses the color from the background image.

Mh, this is quite strange since I didn't noticed this bug when I made the patch, and neither I can see it now...
I've just recompiled the package with the patch and both the Ambiance and the other metacity themes work as expected both using unity-window-decorator and the standard metacity decorator...
How are you trying the patch?

I have build with this patch in my ppa. added it to the series through
quilt.

2011/3/7 Treviño (Marco Trevisan) <mail@3v1n0.net>

> Mh, this is quite strange since I didn't noticed this bug when I made the
> patch, and neither I can see it now...
> I've just recompiled the package with the patch and both the Ambiance and
> the other metacity themes work as expected both using unity-window-decorator
> and the standard metacity decorator...
> How are you trying the patch?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/717216
>
> Title:
> Bar title should be cut using a little fade when it's too long
>
> Status in Ayatana Ubuntu Love Project:
> New
> Status in The Metacity Window Manager:
> New
> Status in “metacity” package in Ubuntu:
> Fix Committed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: metacity
>
> As it's done in Unity (see bug #694924), when the application title is
> too long to fit the Metacity decorator, it should be faded and not
> just cut.
>
> The attached patch fixes the issue, and has already sent to upstream.
>
> You can see how a window with a long title looks when the patch is applied
> here http://go.3v1n0.net/dMv6Eg
>
> To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-ubuntu/+bug/717216/+subscribe
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This seems quite strange: I've built the patch both for metacity in Maverick and in Natty (that I'm running through VirtualBox BTW) and I never saw that issue... It sounds quite strange to me since the title should be over the metacity bar (that is colored before and below it).
I don't know how to test for fixing it :(.

More reports?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Trevino, Funny it seems to be working fine at the moment.

Changed in ayatana-ubuntu:
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Treviño (Marco Trevisan) (3v1n0)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package metacity - 1:2.30.3-0ubuntu7

---------------
metacity (1:2.30.3-0ubuntu7) natty; urgency=low

  [Omer Akram]
  * debian/patches/100_fade_on_long_title.patch:
   - Fade on the end if the title is too long. (LP: #717216)
 -- Oliver Grawert <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:18:49 +0100

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in ayatana-ubuntu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in metacity:
status: New → Fix Released
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