should display the launcher tooltips after a delay

Reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2010-12-09
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Low
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

While the tooltips are useful to figure what the icons are they also cause some visual clutter to the screen. It's likely that users don't need that information when switching between the softwares they usually run, doing a quick mouseover and click on the launcher to switch to another running software should not trigger any tooltip display

Related branches

lp:~andyrock/unity/fix-687956-682787
Merged into lp:unity at revision 1215
Jason Smith (community): Approve on 2011-06-02
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

adding a design task.

If I remember correctly, the maverick behavior is:
- show the tooltip immediately
- if you want 2s without moving the mouse, show the quicklist.

But your remark is still valid IMHO, this tooltip is now useful once the user knows what application are in the launchers and shouldn't blink particularly on mouseover when moving over them to point to the right one.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete

The quicklist should only show on right-click.

The tooltip can be deferred 1s after initial entry to the launcher, but
once it's being shown for one icon, should show on others immediately as
you move vertically from one to the other.

Mark

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-12-09
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

and a new bitesize bug :)

tags: added: bitesize
Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2010-12-10
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Jamal Fanaian (jamalta) on 2010-12-10
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Jamal Fanaian (jamalta)
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Hey Jamal, are you working on this bug?

Jamal Fanaian (jamalta) wrote :

Sorry, I forgot that I had assigned this bug to me. I have not had time to work on this meeting so I will remove myself from it. Again, I'm really sorry about that. Thanks for contacting me about this.

Changed in unity:
assignee: Jamal Fanaian (jamalta) → nobody
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-28
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Reuben Swartz (rbn-swartz)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Reuben Swartz (rbn-swartz) wrote :

I'm still on this bug but having to deal with other natty bugs that prevent me from compiling.

description: updated
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

@Reuben Swarts, are you working on this bug?

Changed in unity:
assignee: Reuben Swartz (rbn-swartz) → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) → nobody
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-06
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-15
tags: added: udo
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Low
Jorge O. Castro (jorge) on 2011-07-01
tags: added: backlog
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-07-18
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-08-25
tags: added: reviewedbydesigno
removed: udo
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I still believe this change causes slowness in the work flow and gives
an overall the impression of a non-responsive launcher.

LostOverThere (lostoverthere) wrote :

I must agree with om26er. The change gives the impression of a very sluggish and unreliable system.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

After using it for over a cycle now I have become used to the tooltip_delay behavior but now in Precise that have regressed and I believe needs to be fixed again. bug 929485

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