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[Bug 1304073] Re: 14.04 Unity pips (white dots in bar) are now too small.


As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS I have tested this on 15.10
and the bug is still there. I think this is a feature request rather
than a bug.

** Changed in: unity (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Opinion

** Changed in: unity
       Status: Confirmed => Opinion

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  14.04 Unity pips (white dots in bar) are now too small.

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Bug description:
  On all 14.04 installs I've tinkered with so far they've all exhibited
  this behavior. The pips (white dots) next to the icons in the Unity
  bar are too small. I never noticed this before, so I went back to a
  13.10 install to compare. The pips on 14.04 are so small that they,
  quite frankly, feel useless. They need to be of adequate size in an
  effort to be easily seen by the user, regardless of the actual icon

  Take note of the size of the white pips on the Unity launcher in the
  following screenshots.


  Here's an alternative 'direct download' link to the images just in
  case: http://skynetcore.org/shared/pips.tar.gz

  In an effort to present an accurate comparison I included the following screenshots
  (note that 48 px on both 13.10 and 14.04 seem identical, it's just the smaller sizes that down-scale too far)
  13.10 - 32 px
  14.04 - 32 px

  13.10 - 48 px
  14.04 - 48 px

  I also included a 5th screenshot of 26 px in 14.04 in case it helps
  further show what I'm referencing.

  While scaling the size of the pips makes sense to a certain degree,
  the current behavior scales them far too small. I feel as though they
  should have (at minimal) a 13.10 oriented type of scaling so they are
  more easily viewable, and therefore, more useful. If they could be
  adjusted in size, that would be a monumental bonus as well, but I have
  a feeling that might be a stretch for the given time frame. :)

  Thank you for your time!

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: unity 7.2.0+14.04.20140403-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-23.45-generic 3.13.8
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-23-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
  CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Mon Apr  7 17:41:39 2014
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: trusty
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
   Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0009]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-01 (6 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Daily amd64 (20140330)
  MachineType: TOSHIBA PORTEGE Z835
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-23-generic root=UUID=5d7f7158-1b5b-4946-9916-b8a0c2f59525 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 02/08/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.bios.version: Version 1.60
  dmi.board.asset.tag: 0000000000
  dmi.board.name: Portable PC
  dmi.board.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.board.version: Version A0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0000000000
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: TOSHIBA
  dmi.chassis.version: Version 1.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnTOSHIBA:bvrVersion1.60:bd02/08/2012:svnTOSHIBA:pnPORTEGEZ835:pvrPT224U-013021:rvnTOSHIBA:rnPortablePC:rvrVersionA0:cvnTOSHIBA:ct10:cvrVersion1.0:
  dmi.product.name: PORTEGE Z835
  dmi.product.version: PT224U-013021
  dmi.sys.vendor: TOSHIBA
  version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140328-0ubuntu1
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.0-4ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.0-4ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu7
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
  xserver.bootTime: Mon Apr  7 17:24:40 2014
  xserver.configfile: default
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
  xserver.version: 2:1.15.0-1ubuntu7

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