[desktop] Long left edge swipe weird in desktop mode

Bug #1414581 reported by Xu Bin on 2015-01-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Vesa Rautiainen
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am currently using unity8 desktop on 15.05 with unity8 from the bzr branch, revision 1570

To reproduce this bug:
* Open the dash
* Pull up the up-arrow on the bottom edge of the dash window
* Choose a installed scope (not the click scope) and go to that scope
* Do a left edge swipe

=> Dash window goes back to the click scope

------ Desired design ----------------------
User can define one "application" to be their desktop item from settings. This desktop item is always open in the system and always maximised. It cannot be closed. Long left edge swipe would cause the desktop item to focused. So it is a shortcut to the user defined desktop/home app.

Transitions to be defined later.

Albert Astals Cid (aacid) wrote :

It is my understanding that this is what design wants.

I imagine this is a weird thing to do in the desktop session where the dash is currently just a window as any other. We still have a long way to go to get all these behaviours cleared up.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
status: Won't Fix → New
summary: - Left edge swipe makes dash jump to the click scope no matter what scope
- currently being used
+ Long left edge swipe weird in desktop mode
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Vesa Rautiainen (vesar)
summary: - Long left edge swipe weird in desktop mode
+ [desktop] Long left edge swipe weird in desktop mode
tags: added: usability
Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) wrote :

As Saviq said defining the desktop vs. touch device functionality is still far from finished but we're actively working on these items to get things nicely aligned. With this one I see there being two possibilities. Either we disable whole long swipe functionality from desktop or then we use it similarly as on touch. It would take you to your "home" item. Whatever that means. On desktop I can imagine it being the desktop application. But also this is to be designed.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) on 2015-06-12
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Won't Fix → In Progress
Vesa Rautiainen (vesar) on 2015-07-03
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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