Launcher - Moving pointer to the far left of the screen fails to reveal the Launcher if a menu is open

Reported by John Lea on 2011-10-11
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
High
Unassigned
unity-2d
Medium
Unassigned
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

 Moving pointer the far left of the screen fails to reveal the Launcher if a menu is open. This includes both normal right click menus and indicator menus.

To Reproduce:
1. Open a indicator or right click menu (say by clicking on the sound indicator, or right clicking inside firefox)
2. Mover the pointer to the far left edge of the screen.

What currently incorrectly happens:
- Nothing!

What should happen:
- The Launcher should reveal
- The indicator menu should remain open until the user clicks anywhere on the screen (other than some areas in the currently open indicator menu)

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-11
tags: added: onew udo
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

What is the rationale for this change?

More specifically, is there any good reason for the launcher to work differently with indicator menus than it does with any other menu?

If not, then someone whose pointer slips to the left while they're opening a "File" menu will open the launcher, which won't be what they want.

When the OS X Dock is in autohide mode, it never reveals while a menu is open.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Well spotted MPT, this is a wider bug that applies to all menus, I'll update the bug description. The Launcher should always be available, it's reveal should not be disabled when a menu is open.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-12
summary: Launcher - Moving point the far left of the screen fails to reveal the
- Launcher if a indicator menu is open
+ Launcher if a menu is open
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-10-15
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-10-28
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-11-03
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Robert Carr (robertcarr)
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Critical
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed

John, I find that this doesn't entirely make sense. You responded to mpt's question with a blanket statement "the launcher should always be available", however I challenge this.

What's more, as I mentioned in email, this is not simple, and I don't think it is higher priority than a lot of other design issues.

Changed in unity:
assignee: Robert Carr (robertcarr) → nobody
tags: added: grabless-menus
Changed in unity:
importance: Critical → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Critical → High
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-23
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-10
summary: - Launcher - Moving point the far left of the screen fails to reveal the
- Launcher if a menu is open
+ Launcher - Moving pointer to the far left of the screen fails to reveal
+ the Launcher if a menu is open
Changed in unity:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
no longer affects: unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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