Workspaces - It is possible to click on panel AppMenu menus when in workspace switcher, but they don't show

Reported by Sense Egbert Hofstede on 2010-11-26
190
This bug affects 31 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Low
John Lea
Unity
Low
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

When you are in the workspace switcher mode of Unity (on Natty) it is possible to click on the menus shown in the top panel by AppMenu. When you click on such a menu, on the panel the texture is changed to make it look like the menu is open.

However, any possibly open menu that should be located underneath the menu's name is not shown; it seems to be hidden underneath the black of the workspace switcher.

One possible solution could be to make Unity's launcher and panel non-interactive when the user is in the work-space switcher. However, personally I would prefer to keep the interface sensitive—as to prevent user confusion because of a seemingly frozen interface that is still there—but instead make everything work, despite the workspace switcher being displayed instead of the desktop, or open windows.

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Desired resolution:
- For 12.04, when the workspace switcher is open, the word "Workspace switcher" should be displayed in the top bar, and there should be no associated menu items
- Post 12.04 when the new spread is implemented, the title of the currently selected window should be displayed in the top bar.

Related branches

lp:~3v1n0/unity/spreadish-scale
Merged into lp:unity at revision 3667
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2014-02-17
Brandon Schaefer: Approve on 2014-02-17
Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-11-29
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

what will be the fix for this? will clicking on indicators end expose?

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-04-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Paolo Rotolo (paolorotolo) wrote :

I can confirm this bug in Ubuntu Natty daily 20110417. See the video...

Mohsin Falak (fi8er1) wrote :

Even the behavior of the AppMenu in Workspace Switcher Mode is not the same as in Normal Mode. In Normal, we click on a single app indicator, then by simply hovering over other indicators automatically open them. But they won't open like that in Workspace Switcher Mode.

Mohsin Falak (fi8er1) wrote :

This bug also seems consistent while switching between windows of the same application.
See attached video.

Maróti Ádám (jmarotiadam) wrote :

Mohsin: yeh The problem base is same I noticed this too ( in https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/769052)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

There is an inconsistency with unity-2d here. The menu are not displayed on the top panel in Workspace Switcher on Unity-2D.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-08
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-12-08
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: udp
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-11
tags: added: spread
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :

this bug is still present in precise too.

My thought is that : Appmenu should not be shown when the workspace spread (Super + S) is active. it is just confusing . why do we have a menu here at all ?

the same thing applies to the expo mode too ( Super + W )

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-20
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-04-22
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Medium → Low
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
summary: - It is possible to click on AppMenu menus when in workspace switcher, but
- they don't show
+ Workspaces - It is possible to click on AppMenu menus when in workspace
+ switcher, but they don't show
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
summary: - Workspaces - It is possible to click on AppMenu menus when in workspace
- switcher, but they don't show
+ Workspaces - It is possible to click on panel AppMenu menus when in
+ workspace switcher, but they don't show
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
milestone: backlog → 7.2.0
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Fix Released in Unity Unity 7.2.0.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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