Adjacent menu opens when moving from an indicator icon to its dropdown menu in LIMs and Lockscreen

Bug #1618405 reported by Marco Trevisan (Treviño) on 2016-08-30
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Nominated for Xenial by Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Xenial
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

[Impact]
Users experience frustration when trying to move from an indicator to its dropdown menu. Use the triangle hack in LIMs and Lockscreen too.

[Test Case]
Exactly like bug #552920 but for Lockscreen and Integrated menus:

1. Click on the volume control to open the sound menu.
2. Move the pointer diagonally to click on the maximum volume button.
<https://launchpadlibrarian.net/42732636/Why_autoexpanding_indicators_are_a_bad_idea.png>

What often happens: The sound menu closes, and the menu next to it opens.
Screencast: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVUokjAlREs>
Example in an informal usability test: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PgGbZfR6Vec#t=13m55s>

What should happen: The sound menu stays open.

[Regression Potential]
Make sure you can properly navigate between different menus entry inside (both in LIMs and Lockscreen)

Related branches

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.5.0+16.10.20160901.2-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.5.0+16.10.20160901.2-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Disable menu discovery animation if MenusDiscoveryDuration is 0.
    (LP: #942962)
  * Redraw fake decorations on window resize. (LP: #940470)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * InputMonitor: add an unity class that monitors XInput2 events and
    converts them to XEvent
  * EdgeBarrierController: use InputMonitor to get the barrier events
    instead of relying on its implementation
  * DecorationsMenuLayout: use input monitor for menu scrubbing (LP:
    #1614597)
  * PanelView: use InputMonitor to track menu events
  * LockScreenPanel: use InputMonitor events instead of mouse polling
    for menu scrubbing
  * MenuManager: add support for mouse trackers with triangle algorithm
    support (LP: #1618405)
  * PanelView: scale gradient refinement properly
  * PanelService: don't allow to deactivate menus if they've been opened
    too shortly
  * WindowButton: properly partially unmaximize a window when
    middle/left clicking in the restore button (LP: #1616136)
  * CMake: move data and setting files in proper folder, define shared
    libdir variables

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 23:59:15 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2017-07-17
description: updated

Hello Marco, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.5+16.04.20171116 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-xenial
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Hello Marco, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.5+16.04.20171201.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-xenial to verification-done-xenial. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-xenial. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

Reproduced the bug. I don't think this issue is fixed in Unity 7.4.5+16.04.20171201.3. See the GIF. It seems you've delayed the time it takes for the mouse to bring up the indicator or menu dropdown when the mouse hovers over the indicator or the menu? But the GIF below shows that it doesn't seem to be delayed sometimes...

(The theming is broken because I installed `ubuntu-mate-desktop` on Ubuntu 16.04)

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