Update right-click options for the Ubuntu One icon in the taskbar notification area

Bug #912422 reported by Matt Griffin on 2012-01-05
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Control Panel
Ubuntu One Client Engineering team

Bug Description

The current functionality of the Ubuntu One icon in the taskbar notification area is as follows:
On mouseover - nothing
Right-click - links to "Restore" and "Quit Ubuntu One"

On mouseover should at least display "Ubuntu One". If the mouseover could display some connection status or sync status information that would be even better.
"Ubuntu One is disconnected"
"Ubuntu One is connecting"
"Ubuntu One is connected"
"Ubuntu One is syncing"

I recommend the following for right-click options:
- Connection status - disconnected, connecting, or connected
- Detailed sync activity - # files to sync followed by x file is being uploaded/downloaded and is y% complete
- Amount of free cloud storage left in my account
- A link to launch the "Control panel" or "Dashboard" ... not sure what we're calling it now
- "Quit Ubuntu One" is a good thing to have but only if it actually kills all Ubuntu One processes. If it only closes the control panel then it doesn't do what users would expect it to do. It should also remove this taskbar notification area icon.

I assume that to restart all features of Ubuntu One, the user would only have to open the control panel.

tags: added: u1-windows
Roberto Alsina (ralsina) wrote :

I would love to get design input for this!

A few notes:

* On Windows, the control panel is called "Ubuntu One" and is the same thing as the icon in the notification area, that's why the item is called "Restore".

* Quit Ubuntu One does remove the icon and kill syncdaemon (or will kill it in the next release, the code is there ;-). It does not kill ubuntu-sso-client but eventually we will make sso-client go away on its own when noone is using it.

* We have roadmap items to support status notifications on Windows, which would be a requirement for connection status and sync activity.

Leo Arias (elopio) wrote :

Assigning to the Design and UX team, so they give some love to Roberto :)

Changed in ubuntuone-windows-installer:
assignee: nobody → U1 Design UX Team (ubuntuone-design-ux)
Robert Grant (rtgrant) wrote :

I agree with everything in the bug.

I will assign someone in the team to design a Windows Task Bar Notification Area.

1) Is there a due date and is it hard or soft?
2) Are there any constraints we need to know about?
3) Are there any particular MSFT specs for icons/text in task bar notifications that we need to adhere to?

Leo Arias (elopio) on 2012-01-16
Changed in ubuntuone-windows-installer:
status: New → Confirmed
Patricia Panqueva (pattoin) wrote :
Leo Arias (elopio) on 2012-02-17
Changed in ubuntuone-windows-installer:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: U1 Design UX Team (ubuntuone-design-ux) → Patricia Panqueva (pattoin)
Leo Arias (elopio) on 2012-02-17
Changed in ubuntuone-windows-installer:
assignee: Patricia Panqueva (pattoin) → Ubuntu One Desktop+ team (ubuntuone-desktop+)
status: In Progress → Triaged
tags: added: desktop+ u1-ux
Roberto Alsina (ralsina) on 2012-10-12
affects: ubuntuone-windows-installer → ubuntuone-control-panel
Changed in ubuntuone-control-panel:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Matt Griffin (mattgriffin) wrote :


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