Launcher damage the left-monitor area also if it's hidden

Bug #1301394 reported by Marco Trevisan (Treviño) on 2014-04-02
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)
Andrea Azzarone
Nominated for Trusty by Christopher Townsend

Bug Description

[ Impact ]

When using a hidden Launcher, the area where a non hidden Launcher would be is still damaged, wasting CPU/GPU cycles.

[ Test Case ]

1. Set Launcher in auto-hide mode.

[ Regression Potential ]

None observed.


Original Description:

When in auto-hide mode the launcher damages the area that it would fill when shown, also when hidden.

Related branches

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.2.0+14.04.20140403-0ubuntu1

unity (7.2.0+14.04.20140403-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * remove libsyncindicator from services/panel-service.c

  [ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
  * Drop U1 default shortcuts & indicator-sync recommendation. (LP:
    #1300916) (LP: #1300916)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * Launcher: hide the launcher window when in auto-hide mode if it's
    not presented (LP: #1301394)
  * ApplicationLauncherIcon: recompute pips when the screen geometry
    changes (LP: #1024101)
  * UnityScreen: reset decoration::DataPool on destruction, otherwise we
    won't have a valid screen ptr (LP: #1291243)
  * DecorationsGrabEdge: Only perform tookit actions on right-click (LP:
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:10:36 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.1 → 7.2.2
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.2 → 7.3.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.2 → 7.3.3
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-03-23
Changed in unity:
assignee: Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0) → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.3.2+15.04.20150330-0ubuntu1

unity (7.3.2+15.04.20150330-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Do not restore focus if a quicklist is opened during launcher key
    navigation. (LP: #932486)
  * Forward first key event that happens on top of the blank window to
    the lockscreen. (LP: #1308265)
  * Hide launcher to avoid damaging window when not needed. Also make
    sure that pressure effect works fine (previous fix has been reverted
    because of this!). (LP: #1301394)
  * Make sure scope_views_[] exists before using operator[] on
    it. (LP: #926979)
  * Make sure that signals are auto-desconnected when
    XdndStartStopNotifierImp is destroyed. (LP: #1432231)
  * Release pointer barrier if launcher is in lock_hide state. (LP:

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * use the new nautilus .desktop name (LP: #1436297)

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * AP tests: accounted for arbitrarily-raised exceptions in checking
    scaled windows (LP: #1436095)
 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:48:47 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-30
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
description: updated
summary: - Launcher damange the left-monitor area also if it's hidden
+ Launcher damage the left-monitor area also if it's hidden
Christopher Townsend (townsend) wrote :

We are not going to SRU this fix at this time due to a regression in urgent icon notification when the Launcher is hidden.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2017-10-13
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) → nobody
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