Launcher - When logging in with autohide, the launcher shouldn't hide until it's fully loaded

Reported by Evan Huus on 2012-02-17
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Bilal Akhtar
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Bilal Akhtar

Bug Description

As per a recent thread on unity-design: log in to a profile with the launcher set to auto-hide. The current behaviour in this case has two problems:

1. Discoverability. The launcher loads hidden, so users may not know where to find it (especially if they're borrowing someone else's profile and don't know it's set to hidden in the first case).

2. Wiggle-animation. Every single icon on the launcher does the little wiggle-animation when it loads, which is standard because an icon has just appeared on a hidden launcher. This looks very odd and can probably be quite confusing as the entire left side of the screen wiggles and then disappears.

It would probably make sense to show the launcher when logging in, even when it is set to autohide. Once it is fully loaded then it should animate-hide using the standard animation.

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Desired solution:

- When a user logs onto a desktop with the Launcher set to autohide, the Launcher should display for 3 seconds before hiding.

- Launcher icons *should not* perform the wiggle animation when the user logs in.

Related branches

lp:~unity-team/unity/autohide-load-934514
Ready for review for merging into lp:unity
Thomi Richards: Approve (quality) on 2012-09-10
Tim Penhey (community): Needs Information on 2012-08-27
Evan Huus (eapache) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-27
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-16
description: updated
tags: added: udp
removed: needs-design
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-04-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-24
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
summary: - When logging in with autohide, the launcher shouldn't hide until it's
- fully loaded
+ Launcher - When logging in with autohide, the launcher shouldn't hide
+ until it's fully loaded
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Medium
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