Unity launcher should get mouse-over magnification (like docky)

Bug #751941 reported by Fred van Zwieten on 2011-04-05
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Wishlist: Please let the launcher get a zoom function like Docky

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,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Tue Apr 5 23:02:08 2011
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: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Fred van Zwieten (fvzwieten) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

marked incomplete as we are waiting for design response.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
summary: - Unity launcher should get zoom ability
+ Unity launcher should get mouse-over magnification (like docky)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I contacted the Ayatana mailing list and confirmed that this is not in the design vision of Unity; furthermore, such a feature would be in violation of a software patent that Apple owns. It's not possible to implement this behavior.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
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