Windows in expo should have a close button

Bug #786251 reported by Perseid on 2011-05-21
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The workflow to close several windows right after another is unnecessary complex:
 - Jam mouse to the top left
 -> Click Icon
 -> Choose window
 -> Click close button
 -> [repeat].

The gnome 3 shell displays an additional close button on the (top right) corner of every window in the exposition which allows closing it without leaving the exposition. I would suggest to exactly copy that usage pattern.

Perseid (perseid) on 2011-05-21
description: updated

Until that's fixed you should enable scale addons in ccsm so you can close windows with the middle button.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this worked in Ubuntu 10.10 but was not implemented on the move to compiz. I believe not much was touched last cycle on the expose front of Compiz for Unity. I expect that to change for Oneiric (my statement is not official its just a guess ;)

adding ayatana-design as affects and marking the bug as incomplete as we wait for design.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Rodrick Yu (rodrickyu) wrote :

Wow, the middle click close is awesome. That should really be included default in Unity.

Rubén (cont3mpo) wrote :

Love to see a close button like gnome shell.

Dimoune (dimoune) wrote :

scale addons is very useful

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

This is a issue we are very much aware of, unfortunately we don't have the resources for fix this issue in the 12.04 cycle, however it is on our radar and will be solved in a subsequent release. Marking 'opinion' because the solution will be part of a larger body of new functionality, and the exact desired solution and visual design is not included in this bug report. Unity is still a work in progress, we have not built all of it's main components yet...

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
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