Pressing volume key doesn't restore full screen brightness

Bug #1396208 reported by Josh Arenson on 2014-11-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity System Compositor
unity-system-compositor (Ubuntu)
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1. Let device sit idle until the screen dims (not off, just dim)
2. Press a volume up/down button

Expected behavior: Screen returns to full brightness
Actual Behavior: No change in brightness

Reproduced on Nex4

<>: "Any input, including volume buttons, should cancel the lock and therefore restore the display."

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

This belongs to u-s-c as that's what has the power over brightness.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

i dunno, should it really brighten the screen just for a volume increase ?
i kind of think no.
makes me wonder what the point of dim is? is it really only a "warning" the device is about to blank the screen, not actually meant for the user to "see" what's happening. e.g. no matter what the screen should always brighten if device is interacted with?
adding ubuntu-ux

Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

I think so, yeah, any interaction with the phone should reset the dim timer. But agree this needs design ACK.

One reason for this is that (see bug #1291458), volume keys should only work for music, really, if the screen is off (IMO).

description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
tags: added: usability
tags: added: pm-fail
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
description: updated
no longer affects: ubuntu-ux
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