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Re: design, give a suitable direction forward
On 04/12/2012 07:10 PM, balint777@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
*The initial design* put the Launcher to the left to fit the Ubuntu
BFB button nicely. The window controls got aligned to the right of the
BFB. It worked quite fine this way
I like and use the intellihide option. Why was it taken away from
*The issue* came in when we decided to put the BFB onto the Launcher,
and move the window controls to the place of the original BFB. With
this alignment, the reason to have the launcher fixed under the top
bar does not make sense anymore.
*What could we do about it?* Well, the first thing came to my mind is
having the launcher on the bottom
That way having it fixed would not cause any visual inconsistency, and
it also looks good. But... many people prefer it on the left. I
personally put my Windows tasbar on the left also because it just
makes the desktop feel better aligned on widescreen monitors.
*What if we want to keep the launcer on the left?* I think we could
still expose it way from the top of the screen to the bottom. The way
it overlaps also the top bar, when invoked, but that would be just
ugly. What I think the best solution is that having the launcher take
the whole height and cut its width from the desktop
<https://launchpadlibrarian.net/82706701/shouldbe.png> when set to
always visible. When set to autohide, it sould make the whoe desktop
could slide 32px to the right when the Launcher comes in. (Notice the
right 32 px of the desktop is cut off on the attached file.) Just like
the taskbar for iOS, just set to always visible by default.
Thanks for your time.
2012/4/12 Carl Ansell <afccarl1994@xxxxxxxxxxx
When the launcher is set to never hide, your proposal makes sense.
However, if it is set to always hide, it will potentially slide
over the window controls or they would have to move out of the way.
Although it is set to always show by default, I would think a lot
of people would want the launcher hidden when not needed.
On 12/04/12 17:22, Pedro Bessa wrote:
Please avoid sending me Microsoft Office attachments. They are
saved in a secret format that cannot be read by free software.
Please use the OpenDocument or HTML format instead.
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