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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 <http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=cdee124b11d6baacda6c3e29b12e23dc&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fbfiller.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F01%2F13%2Funity-2d%2F&v=1&libid=1334272392039&out=http%3A%2F%2Fbfiller.files.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F01%2Funity-2d-panel.png&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.hu%2Fimgres%3Fum%3D1%26hl%3Dhu%26client%3Dubuntu%26sa%3DN%26channel%3Dcs%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D514%26tbm%3Disch%26tbnid%3Dy_kn3WQ6btLnzM%3A%26imgrefurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fbfiller.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F01%2F13%2Funity-2d%2F%26docid%3DSbgqm5Z-Vv6ioM%26imgurl%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fbfiller.files.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F01%2Funity-2d-panel.png%26w%3D1280%26h%3D800%26ei%3DUGGHT5PiLs7MswbA0onBBA%26zoom%3D1%26iact%3Dhc%26vpx%3D307%26vpy%3D148%26dur%3D52%26hovh%3D177%26hovw%3D284%26tx%3D107%26ty%3D105%26sig%3D109924347144197367674%26page%3D8%26tbnh%3D124%26tbnw%3D198%26start%3D80%26ndsp%3D12%26ved%3D1t%3A429%2Cr%3A1%2Cs%3A80%2Ci%3A338&title=Unity%202D%20%C2%AB%20bfiller%20blog&txt=&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13342723954291>.

*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 <http://shuffleos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/unity_shell_rotated.jpg>. 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 <mailto: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:


        click https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/873541

        Best regards,
        Pedro Bessa

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I like and use the intellihide option. Why was it taken away from Precise? Thanks!