let users change launcher position

Bug #790723 reported by Ed Lin on 2011-05-31
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #668415: Movement of Unity launcher. Edit Remove
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Niklas Rosenqvist wrote:
"The launcher is today aligned to the left side of the screen and because of the top panel and the launcher we remove two very important parts of third party applications UI design (Fitt's law). We read from left to right and from top to bottom so it doesn't make sense to have it like this by default if should follow the rule “Content is king”. Therefore I think it should be possible to align it to both the bottom and the right side of the screen."

A good scenario from OS X (sorry but that's what I'm more familiar with in terms of app-centric interface with a dock AND a menu bar): Photoshop.

On widescreens I often keep the dock on the left side to maximize vertical space but when I work with an interface that aligns icons at the left screen edge like Photoshop I move the dock to the bottom.

Why not hide and take advantage of the clever trigger delay? because I need to switch to the filemanager, lightroom and so on all the time, drag and drop files, keep an eye on some tasks running in the background (downloads, IM, irc whatever) and, because I can: I prefer running Photoshop on my large desktop monitor... Why should I hide useful information that slows down my workflow?

description: updated
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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