Consider a two-phase time-based reveal of the launcher based on time hovering over the BFB

Bug #748897 reported by Greg A on 2011-04-03
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

See the following video.

This is highly confusing. I think the correct behaviour would be for the launcher to show if the mouse is *anywhere* over the Ubuntu button for a certain period of time, say half a second?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,regex,vpswitch,move,animation,imgpng,mousepoll,grid,unitymtgrabhandles,gnomecompat,place,workarounds,wall,wobbly,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,session,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Sun Apr 3 08:39:05 2011
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110127)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110127)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110127)
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-09 (24 days ago)
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu1

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

See also #745602

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

Sorry that didn't link properly: Bug #745602

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Such a behavior is by design, and hence is not a bug.

Converse of bug #701551.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

I fully appreciate that (and the benefits of the current design).

However in Bug #745602 Mark Shuttleworth talked of the merits of a two-phase reveal (if the mouse was over the button long enough the launcher would show). I think it's worth keeping this open to track that possiblity for Oneiric.

Yes, it can be kept open for Oneiric, though it should be rephrased as
"Consider a two-phase time-based reveal of the launcher based on time
hovering over the BFB"

Greg A (etulfetulf) on 2011-04-05
summary: - Launcher does not fully shown when mouse is over Ubuntu button
+ Consider a two-phase time-based reveal of the launcher based on time
+ hovering over the BFB
Changed in unity:
status: Opinion → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → New
Changed in unity:
status: Invalid → New

Needs design for oneiric.

tags: added: needs-design oneiric
removed: amd64 apport-bug natty running-unity ubuntu
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Mohsin Falak (fi8er1) wrote :

This seems inappropriate. The new design is perfect. It would be irritating if only by hovering the mouse over the ubuntu button pops the launcher. But the times based popping of the launcher (like half a second) could feel better.

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-04-08
Changed in ayatana-design:
milestone: none → later
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: ocelot

Mohsin, we would certainly retain the "corner triggers launcher" behaviour.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-08
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
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