[dash] hard to scroll because scrollbar is tiny in non fullscreen mode (aka implement overlay scrollbars)

Bug #795797 reported by Pedro Bessa on 2011-06-11
14
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d
Medium
Unassigned
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity-2d

I click the ubuntu button. The ubuntu button menu appears. I click more applications. The full application list appears. I see a horizontally small scrollbar, so I expect it to be the new overlay scrollbar, but it is the old scrollbar, so I have to target the mouse pointer, so it's hard to scroll.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity-2d 3.8.4.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jun 10 22:04:57 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=pt_BR:en
 LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity-2d
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-06-01 (9 days ago)

Pedro Bessa (pedbessa) wrote :
summary: - in the ubuntu button menu, the scrollbar is the old and horizontally
- small
+ in the ubuntu button menu lists, the scrollbar is the old and
+ horizontally small
summary: - in the ubuntu button menu lists, the scrollbar is the old and
+ in the ubuntu button menu app lists, the scrollbar is the old and
horizontally small
summary: - in the ubuntu button menu app lists, the scrollbar is the old and
- horizontally small
+ old scrollbar and horizontally small in ubuntu button
summary: - old scrollbar and horizontally small in ubuntu button
+ old scrollbar and horizontally small in ubuntu button's lists
Pedro Bessa (pedbessa) on 2011-06-11
summary: - old scrollbar and horizontally small in ubuntu button's lists
+ when the ubuntu button shows a big list, it's hard to scroll

Thanks for the bug report Pedro.
I believe you can simply drag the entire grid of applications to scroll through. Would that be enough for you?

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - when the ubuntu button shows a big list, it's hard to scroll
+ [dash] hard to scroll because scrollbar is tiny in non fullscreen mode

It's good enough, but an overlay scrollbar would be excellent.

summary: [dash] hard to scroll because scrollbar is tiny in non fullscreen mode
+ (aka implement overlay scrollbars)
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Pedro Bessa (pedbessa) wrote :

I can't simply drag the entire grid of applications to scroll through. I want an overlay scrollbar in dash.

Pedro Bessa (pedbessa) wrote :

I want my bug report to have more attention, because a duplicate of it in Ubuntu Brainstorm received many votes.
- http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29104/

Pedro Bessa (pedbessa) wrote :

I want my bug report to have more attention, because a duplicate of it appeared in unity-design mailing list.

I said I can't simply drag the entrie grid of applications and I want an overlay scrollbar in dash in comment #4, but I wasn't heard, so please hear me.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers