Fitt's law and scrollbar

Bug #56234 reported by Gustavo Carneiro on 2006-08-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is a harmful spacing between the rightmost scrollbar, in the package list, and the edge of the screen, even when maximized. This goes against Fitt's law.

Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

This is probably a gtk bug, see #25529 and #40966 for further examples

Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

Oh, actually It doesn't seem it is the exact same problem, I think this is something to with synaptic rather. Sorry for the confusion.

Changed in synaptic:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in synaptic:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
Sebastian Heinlein (glatzor) wrote :

Removing the extra space would be against Fitts' Law, since it would also remove the space between the buttons in the lower left cornor and the statusbar/window border.

A possible solution, that can also be found in evolution, is to add an extra space around the buttons and violate the alignment.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

It's been a long time since this bug was reported. Is it still an issue in Lucid?

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Alex Willmer (alex-moreati) wrote :

Yes it's still an issue, though as a wishlist one could argue whether it should be attached to a released distro rather than $next_release. The basic request is to remove the border spacing around the panes, so it's closer to Nautilus's layout. Screenshot attached, the buttons as mentioned aren't ideal.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

If I understand correctly, I don't think I have that spacing in Lucid's default theme (ambiance).
Which theme are you using?

Alex Willmer (alex-moreati) wrote :

You do have that spacing, It's the space between the edges of the panes the toolbar, the status bar and the left/right window decorations. I've marked it with red dimension arrows. I'm using Maverick/Ambience but the same border was apparent in Lucid. The theme doesnt affect this, the border is defined in $synaptic_repo/gtk/glade/

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Adam Niedling (krychek) on 2010-12-24
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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