Legacy app icons look poor/broken inside a rounded grey square

Bug #1675688 reported by Daniel van Vugt
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Fix Released
Michał Sawicz
Ubuntu UX
unity8 (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Michael Zanetti

Bug Description

Legacy app icons look poor/broken inside a rounded grey square (in the app drawer).

We would achieve a much nicer appearance without the rounded grey squares at all. Not only that, but we'd then have a visual distinction between legacy app icons and "modern" Ubuntu Touch apps.

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tags: added: unity8-desktop visual-quality
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Michał Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

The problem is our "modern" icons are just square, so if we don't shape all of them, we'll get square items for all our icons.

That said, we could do away with the grey behind them indeed...

Related: bug #1673368.

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Michael Zanetti (mzanetti)
Michał Sawicz (saviq)
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michał Sawicz (saviq)
milestone: none → u8c-z
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity8 - 8.15+17.04.20170328.3-0ubuntu1

unity8 (8.15+17.04.20170328.3-0ubuntu1) zesty; urgency=medium

  [ Albert Astals Cid ]
  * mock: Remove empty property and move invokable
  * Tune quicklist item selection
  * Fix unminimizing going to the wrong position the second time (LP:
  * Remove unclickable gaps on the menubar (LP: #1672722)
  * indicators client is a tool
  * Make sure we destroy the popups when the item goes away (LP:
  * UnityApplicationMocks: Initialize m_state and m_requestedState
  * Don't use appInfo after checking it if is null
  * Initialize m_privateMode
  * Hook up aboutToShow for overflow menus (LP: #1676016)

  [ Daniel d'Andrada ]
  * Give active focus to child surface qml items (LP: #1671072)
  * Satellite child windows (LP: #1673415)
  * Tell qtmir/miral about the available desktop area

  [ Florian Boucault ]
  * WindowStateStorage: use a private QThreadPool to ensure that
    WindowStateStorage::saveValue always has a thread available to
    execute the query in. (LP: #1675424)

  [ Lukáš Tinkl ]
  * Protect against loading invalid window geometry (LP: #1674262)
  * Remove usage of the deprecated (and non-functional) system-image-
    dbus service.
  * Implement Ctrl+Alt+T to launch the terminal app (LP: #1673500)
  * Only take normal and dialog surface types into account for launcher
    items (LP: #1669047)
  * Fix the shutdown dialog after recent refactoring in
    DBusUnitySessionService (LP: #1676426)

  [ Michael Zanetti ]
  * drop the grey background behind icons in the drawer (LP: #1675688)

  [ Pete Woods ]
  * Fix Unity/Platform::isPC, and add tests (LP: #1670657)

 -- Michał Sawicz <email address hidden> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:50:20 +0000

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Michał Sawicz (saviq)
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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