Launcher sizing wrong in low graphics mode

Bug #1586374 reported by Thomas Richards on 2016-05-27
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Tweak Tool
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Andrea Azzarone
Xenial
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

[Impact]
I used ccsm to enable low graphics mode. I'm not sure what this does other than remove blur effects and transparency, which is what I wanted.

If I put the launcher at the bottom rather than the left, it doesn't look right.

The colour doesn't cover the whole height of the bar, and so I can see my wallpaper through the gap between maximised windows and the colour in the launcher.

My screen dimensions are 1366x768 (16:9) (and a second screen on extended mode with the same dimensions).

I've attached a picture of what it looks like.

[Test Case]
#1. Enable low graphics mode using ccsm
#2. Move the Unity launcher at the bottom (gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom)
#3. Make sure the launcher is correctly drawn.

[Possible Regressions]
Nothing known

Related branches

description: updated
Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

This wouldn't be a bug in Unity Tweak Tool, since we just use the built in Unity API to move the launcher to the bottom. It'd be a bug in Unity.

There are other ways to turn off transparency and blur effects. Both settings are in the tool.

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-05-31
Changed in unity-tweak-tool:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-tweak-tool:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-05-31
tags: added: desktop-trello-import
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.5.0+16.10.20160602-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.5.0+16.10.20160602-0ubuntu1) yakkety; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Add whitelist for auto-repated keys. (LP: #1586491)
  * Fix scale window activation if in show desktop mode. (LP: #1582056)
  * Order matters in the rendering. Draw launcher shadow after the
    background in all cases. (LP: #1586374)
  * Fallback to volume name if no other identifier is available. (LP:
    #1103593)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:02:19 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2016-07-08
description: updated

Hello Thomas, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.0+16.04.20160705-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Thomas, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: removed: verification-done
tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.4.0+16.04.20160715-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ Eleni Maria Stea ]
  * PanelView: Don't draw it if the geo doesn't intersect the monitor
    geo (as in ezoom)
  * speeds up the showdesktop plugin in lowgfx mode

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Add whitelist for auto-repated keys. (LP: #1586491)
  * Fix scale window activation if in show desktop mode. (LP: #1582056)
  * Order matters in the rendering. Draw launcher shadow after the
    background in all cases. (LP: #1586374)
  * Fallback to volume name if no other identifier is available. (LP:
    #1103593)
  * Do not trigger screensaver on session inactive. (LP: #1587507)
  * Use SwitcherController::SetDetail instead of detail=... (LP:
    #1587618)
  * UnitySettings: Add an option to enable/disable pam account checking.
    (LP: #1460649)
  * Lockscreen: Make sure warning and errors are properly shown to the
    user (LP: #1593696)
  * Add missing header to fix compilation error with -Duse_pch=OFF.
  * Filter out fullscreen window in show desktop mode. (LP: #1597706)
  * Make sure file manager icon is not removed when unpinned. (LP:
    #1578792)
  * Properly calculate the intersection geometry in PanelView::Draw.
    This is needed to properly call SyncGeometries and to avoid problems
    such as lp:1595698. (LP: #1595698)

  [ Alberto Milone ]
  * UnitySettings: Add dconf keys for disabling multitouch gestures (LP:
    #1589520)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * LockScreenAcceleratorController: use key::Grabber to handle allowed
    bindings (LP: #1438754)
  * LockScreenAcceleratorController: check if a setting key is available
    instead of crashing
  * ApplicationLauncherIcon: ensure quirks are properly set on icon
    initialization
  * Views: Toggle animators durations based on low-gfx setting (LP:
    #1598770)
  * unity7.conf: use different compiz profile based on
    unity_support_test result (LP: #1598770)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:14:41 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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