Nautilus and Panel items have inconsistent mouse-over states

Bug #389866 reported by Am Elder on 2009-06-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Continuing on from Bug #383255, items that seem similar in the system UI, don't have the same mouse-over appearance.

For example:
In the Gnome Panel, user-added short cuts respond to a mouse-over by high-lighting themselves while the system menus and the system tray icons don't have any mouse-over behaviour, with the exception of the calendar, which both high-lights itself and develops a border.

Another example:
In the Nautilus window frame, the maximize, minimize, and close window buttons on the right all highlight on mouse-over, but the window menu on the left has no mouse-over behaviour.

Another example:
In a Nautilus window, in icon view and compact view, files and directories highlight on mouse-over while in list view they don't.

These inconsistencies make the UI less intuitive and can hide functionality from the user by not indicating when an element of the UI is clickable.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. Unfortunately a paper cut should be a small usability issue that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. I'm afraid this bug can't be addressed as part of this project.

This is a very important setup towards Consistency. I'd suggest you forward this bug upstream. But this requires huge attention, while papercuts are for small fixes.

A paper cut is a minor usability annoyance that an average user would encounter on his/her first day of using a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10.

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read >

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Nandan Vaidya (gotunandan) wrote :

Yes, I confirmed the mouse over problems
Tried to locate a similar bug upstream(, but for some reason any search resulted in "Zarro Boogs found"

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

did somebody sent this upstream?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:


Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
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