Launcher - Unity mouse wheel scroll too small

Bug #906072 reported by Oleksandr Senkovych on 2011-12-18
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Bilal Akhtar
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Bilal Akhtar

Bug Description

Mouse scroll step when cursor is over the unity bar is very small, in fact it's completely unusable - you have to spin wheel multiple times to simply switch to the next icon.
It would be great if one mouse wheel event would scroll for one unity's element.

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Desired solution:

- The speed at which the mouse wheel scrolls the Launcher (when the Launcher contains folded icons) needs to be significantly increased, at least by 2x.

- Experiment with setting the distance moved per mouse wheel revolution to equal that of Firefox. This may be slightly too fast but it would be good to test.

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Oleksandr Senkovych (blackjack) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I also noticed that. It sure needs to be a little faster.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

needs design input.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-09
description: updated
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - Unity mouse wheel scroll too small
+ Launcher - Unity mouse wheel scroll too small
Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

Mouse wheel is normally scrolling down three lines of normal text, at least that is what firefox does.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-27
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar)
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar)
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-08-21
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 6.4
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 6.4.0-0ubuntu1

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unity (6.4.0-0ubuntu1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak ]
  * New upstream release.
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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: reviewedbydesignq
removed: udp
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