Dash - Photo and Gwibber Lenses which don't provide any content before the user searches

Reported by Christian Giordano on 2012-09-25
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Gwibber
Undecided
Unassigned
Photos Lens
High
David Callé
gwibber (Ubuntu)
High
Ken VanDine
unity-lens-photos (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

There are lenses (e.g.: Social Lens and Photo Lens) that on a first install don't provide any content, even after a search is performed. The user should be aware that performing a search is vain so that no effort is wasted. The user should also be educated on how to add content to the lens, especially if depends on something which requires manual actions. In the case of the Social Lens, for instance, the user should be informed that to populate the lens it is necessary to have at least a compatible Online Account enabled.

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Desired solution:

- Both the Photo and Gwibber Lens should not appear in the Dash bottom nav bar unless they have content to display.

- Note in this case discovery of the Gwibber Lens will be handled by 'Ubuntu Online Accounts'. After a user has enabled their first social network using Online Accounts the Gwibber Lens should appear.

- Note in the case of the Photo Lens, this Lens should only appear when there are either local images stored on the computer that are accessible by this lens, or when the user has enabled their first online photo service using the 'Ubuntu Online Accounts' service.

Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → High
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-09-25
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
description: updated
Nick Dedekind (nick-dedekind) wrote :

I don't believe there is any way we can know there won't be any results until we perform the initial search.

Perhaps having info come back from the lens with some hint on how to add content could be possible.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-08
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Lenses which don't provide any content should say so before the user
- searches
+ Dash - Photo and Gwibber Lenses which don't provide any content before
+ the user searches
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ken VanDine (ken-vandine)
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
milestone: none → backlog
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-10
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in gwibber:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-11-21
affects: unity → unity-lens-photos
Changed in unity-lens-photos:
milestone: backlog → none
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → unity-lens-photos (Ubuntu)
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