No visual feedback when a settings section is selected

Bug #1239884 reported by Michael Hall
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
High
Jonas G. Drange

Bug Description

When you tap on a settings section (such as "Updates") there is no visual feedback that the tap was recognized. For some sections (again like "Updates") there is a long enough delay between tap event and screen changes that the user often begins to wonder if the tap was recognized or not. Flashing a background highlight on the section icon/button when the tap happens, and before the process of loading the next screen begins, will assure the user that their selection was recognized.

<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemSettings#navigation-feedback>: "All other items in the main screen should act as page stacks, regardless of whether they are list items (like “About this phone”) or grid items (like “Sound”). In particular:
 1. When you choose an item, the item should highlight until its screen appears.
 2. If that screen has not loaded within two seconds, a placeholder screen should appear with an empty header.
 3. If the actual screen still has not loaded after another three seconds, a spinner should appear in the center of the placeholder screen."

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, Matthew do you know if the visual feedback is specified somewhere in the design documents?

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Medium
status: Triaged → In Progress
summary: - Show visual feedback when a settings section is selected
+ No visual feedback when a settings section is selected
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Specification updated. <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SystemSettings?action=diff&rev2=54&rev1=53>

It's not clear to me how much of the feedback I've specified should be implemented in the page stack component in general, and how much belongs in System Settings in particular.

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jonas G. Drange (jonas-drange)
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Pat McGowan (pat-mcgowan) wrote :

Bumping to high

Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
tags: added: rtm14
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
tags: added: touch-2014-08-28
Changed in ubuntu-system-settings (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This bug was marked fixed on the grounds that step 1 was implemented. I've reported bug 1488005 on implementing steps 2 and 3.

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