New Alt + tab switcher doesn't follow system font

Bug #886478 reported by Lê Hoàng Phương on 2011-11-05
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Low
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Andrea Azzarone
Nominated for Trusty by Christopher Townsend
Trusty
Medium
Andrea Azzarone

Bug Description

[ Impact ]

Users who switch the system font and then use Alt+Tab will see a jarring effect when the Ubuntu font is displayed. This can also lead to not fully supported language issues.

[ Test Case ]

1. Switch the system font to something else besides Ubuntu.
2. Use Alt+Tab.
3. Observe any fonts displayed in Alt+Tab follow the system font.

[ Regression Potential ]

None observed.

Debdiff of the SRU is found here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/886478/+attachment/4401967/+files/unity.7.2.5.debdiff

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Original Description:

In my laptop, I have to change from default ubuntu font to droid font because the default one doesn't fully support vietnamese. Let it sit there will make the overall system feel awkward. And now, while the whole system is in droid, only the switcher is still using the ubuntu font. Plz make the switcher follow the system font or at least, make a way to configure its appearance.

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Desired solution:

- Alt+tab switcher should use the system font
- This change should result in ZERO change to the appearance of the font in Alt+Tab on a fresh installation of Ubuntu.

Related branches

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2011-11-15
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-11-22
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-12-04
tags: added: font-helper
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-08
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → brian larochelle (larochelle-brian)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-07-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 7.1.1
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Added ayatana-design task to get feedback on advisability of this visual change.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-07-17
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udp
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-10-10
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.1.1 → 7.2.0
Changed in unity:
assignee: brian larochelle (larochelle-brian) → nobody
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-04-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.0 → 7.2.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.1 → 7.2.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-27
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.2 → 7.3.1
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2014-12-10
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2014-12-11
tags: added: font
removed: font-helper
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2014-12-11
no longer affects: unity/7.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.3.1+15.04.20150227-0ubuntu1

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unity (7.3.1+15.04.20150227-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Draw osk above unity shell. (LP: #1413165)
  * Remove FontSettings.*. Add the possibility to specify the font size
    and the font weight without chaning the default font name. Fix lp
    886478. (LP: #886478)
  * Remove unitydialog plugin.

  [ Luke Yelavich ]
  * Explore children when a view or layout is added (LP: #1066157)
  * Move the unity a11y present environment call
  * Set focus to FALSE on window deactivation (LP: #1066157)
 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:38:19 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-13
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
description: updated
description: updated
Christopher Townsend (townsend) wrote :

Attached is the debdiff for the SRU.

description: updated

Hello Lê, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.2.5+14.04.20150521.1-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Verified this works as documented on 14.04. Marking the SRU as verification-done.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.2.5+14.04.20150521.1-0ubuntu1

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unity (7.2.5+14.04.20150521.1-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Releasing 7.2.5.
  * Bump version to 7.2.5.
  * Use a 2 second delay before showing the first run shortcut hints to
    workaround a race condition on input handling. (LP: #1313597)

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Add the possibility to specify the font size and the font weight
    without chaning the default font name. (LP: #886478)
  * Do not restore focus if a quicklist is opened during launcher key
    navigation. (LP: #932486)
  * Draw osk above unity shell. (LP: #1413165)
  * Forward first key event that happens on top of the blank window to
    the lockscreen. (LP: #1308265)
  * Make sure scope_views_[filter.id] exists before using operator[] on
    it. (LP: #926979)
  * Release pointer barrier if launcher is in lock_hide state. (LP:
    #1029114)

  [ Brandon Schaefer ]
  * When we quit the quicklist it would check if the mouse was over the
    launcher, if it wasn't it would fold the launcher. We don't need to
    check this if we are in keynav as we want all the icons to be
    unfolded. (LP: #1246891)

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * AP tests: accounted for arbitrarily-raised exceptions in checking
    scaled windows (LP: #1436095)

 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:07:15 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2017-10-13
no longer affects: unity/7.2
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