Window management - Panel shadow over unfocussed windows only works if one is focussed

Bug #1036614 reported by Simon Strandman on 2012-08-14
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Christopher Townsend
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Christopher Townsend

Bug Description

1. Open two windows and move them up so that they are right under the top panel. The focused window now has a larger shadow than the unfocused and the panel shadow does not cast on the focused window. This gives the impression that the panel and the focused window is on the same distance from the background while the unfocused window i slightly below them.

2. Now unfocus both windows. To be consistent with the previous situation, what should happen is that the focused window should "move" slightly back closer to the background by recieving a smallar shadow and the panel shadow should now should be cast on it too. But instead the all unfocused windows are now raised so that the panel shadow is not cast on any of them, while still having a lot smaller shadows than the panel. This looks a bit odd.

See the attatched screenshots + my mockup on how it should work IMO.

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Simon Strandman (nejsimon) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 6.4
summary: - window shadow inconsistency
+ Panel shadow over unfocussed windows only works if one is focussed.
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.4 → 6.6
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.6 → 7.0
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.0 → 7.0.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-25
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.1 → 7.1.0
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low

I'm going to subscribe Ayatana design to make sure this is the behavior we really want. I'll wait on their input before proceeding any further.

Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
tags: added: needs-design
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@nejsimon; thanks for the very clear and well described bug report, I've added to our todo list.

Thanks!

tags: added: udp
removed: needs-design
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Fix Released
summary: - Panel shadow over unfocussed windows only works if one is focussed.
+ Window management - Panel shadow over unfocussed windows only works if
+ one is focussed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:unity at revision None, scheduled for release in unity, milestone 7.1.0

Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.0.0daily13.06.24-0ubuntu1

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unity (7.0.0daily13.06.24-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Brandon Schaefer ]
  * Show desktop now only works for individual workspaces. Also if any
    new windows are opened, or one is restored on that workspace then
    the next Show desktop will minimize those. The only time windows are
    restored are when no new windows have been mapped, and no windows
    have been restored for that workspace only. (LP: #966030)
  * When on the bottom row and you press down, the detail index now
    moves right until it hits the last icon in the row.

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Draw the full panel shadow when there are windows docked on the
    panel and no focused windows on the screen such as when the desktop
    has been clicked. (LP: #1036614)

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 3382
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 05:42:36 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Fix Released in Unity Unity 7.1.0.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: rls-w-incoming
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