spacing between indicators should be 5 pixels

Bug #734010 reported by Jonathan Meek on 2011-03-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Applet
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Fix Released
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-2d
Undecided
Alberto Mardegan
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

There is the urge to increase the distance between system/application indicators (not applications menus) since they are quite apart from each other. the spacing was decreased as a fix to bug 684114 but now this should be increased by 1px since they feel gathered together see comment#1

Original report:
Indicators do not have the same spacing that they have in Unity 2D and the classic desktop, which often results in the menu sliding over to the next one unintentionally. (I.E. I click on the sound menu to change track with my laptops trackpad, and as I move downward, my finger slips sideways and the Messaging Menu is pulled up.)

Related branches

Spacing in -2D and Unity should be the same. I think we could do with
one extra pixel in the spacing between indicators on Unity and -2D could
follow suit.

Mark

I guess this bug can be counted as a bitesize and also if anyone is getting a bite of it this branch https://code.launchpad.net/~canonical-dx-team/unity/unity.fix-684114/+merge/46901 would make things easier for you.

summary: - Indicators lack spacing
+ increase 1px spacing between indicators
description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

For unity-2d currently I think its 6px distance it might need to be made 4px to match unity.

Jonathan Meek (shroudedcloud) wrote :

Personally speaking, I think it would be better to maintain the 6px spacing across the two distributions. I don't know why it was halved for Unity, but it's really a bit of a usability issue.

6px seemed gappy, we tightened it up too much and can expand now by a
small amount to assess that.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - increase 1px spacing between indicators
+ spacing between indicators should be 5 pixels
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: visual
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

anyone interested in fixing please see comment#2 for help

tags: added: bitesize
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Elvis Dominguez (elvisd79)
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: Elvis Dominguez (elvisd79) → nobody
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-07-13
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-07-21
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.4.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-21
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.4.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (4.4.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - moving a launcher icon around generates lots of disk write activity
      (LP: #733425)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in sigc::signal_base::impl() (LP: #762801)
    - Drag and drop a USB key into the trash should eject the USB key
      (LP: #764905)
    - unity window decorator needs to support different metacity frame types
      (LP: #795048)
    - Don't switch title to menu when hovering window buttons (LP: #691808)
    - spacing between indicators should be 5 pixels (LP: #734010)
    - Dash: highlight box is mis-aligned with smaller icon (LP: #761465)
    - Merge libindicator scroll signals (LP: #804618)
    - unity: Dead code in Launcher.cpp: "mask | (Button1Mask & Button2Mask &
      Button3Mask)" (LP: #805327)
    - TrashLauncherIcon::UpdateTrashIconCb is leaking (LP: #806984)
    - Title fade effect no longer works (LP: #809907)
    - Accessibility support not initialized on Oneiric (LP: #810033)
  * debian/control:
    - build-dep on libnotify-dev
    - bump libnux-1.0-dev dep for ABI break
  * debian/rules:
    - bump libunity-core-4.0-4 shlib for ABI break
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:41:15 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

It would be cool see it fixed in unity-2d as well, currently icons look so compressed into each other.

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Alberto Mardegan (mardy) on 2011-08-29
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Alberto Mardegan (mardy)
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → 4.4
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-01
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-2d - 4.4.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity-2d (4.4.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV in QConfSchema::findKey()
      (LP: #834045)
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV in QConf::notify() (LP: #834001)
    - [panel] Implement whitelisting for legacy tray applet (LP: #707354)
    - [launcher] stops automatically hiding after some time using it
      (LP: #821180)
    - [panel] Empathy displays icon in deprecated systray (LP: #830017)
    - [dash] Invalid UTF-8 in the dash (LP: #836587)
    - [dash] Home buttons 'Media' and 'Internet' apps should not only take you
      to the apps lens but also activate the right filter (LP: #837360)
    - [dash] Drag&drop application from dash to launcher is broken
      (LP: #837361)
    - [launcher] contextual menu's corner has a blue line (LP: #828386)
    - [dash] Lens bar graphical layout glitches (LP: #833805)
    - [dash] Rating Filter: All button not clearing star highlighting
      (LP: #834640)
    - [dash] should be falling back to the default renderer if the renderer
      requested by the lens is not found (LP: #837356)
    - [dash] Gwibber lens icon doesn't show up in 2d unity (LP: #830728)
    - [dash] Lacks horizontal renderer used by lenses such as Gwibber
      (LP: #837712)
    - [dash] See %1 more result inconsistency (LP: #834226)
    - [launcher] When application has no icon, a question mark icon should be
      displayed (LP: #837351)
    - unity places should return a default icon when no matching icon is found
      (LP: #711200)
    - spacing between indicators should be 5 pixels (LP: #734010)
  * debian/control:
    - require current nux and unity
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 17:41:00 +0200

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-11-14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Fix Released
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