F15 Alpha impressions

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn dennisml at conversis.de
Mon Feb 28 02:26:34 UTC 2011

On 02/27/2011 06:36 PM, drago01 wrote:
>>>> I used to be able to hover my mouse over the time and at least it would
>>>> tell me the date instead of having to click on it just to see it.
>>> I think the general problem here is that with the advent of tablet and
>>> other touchscreen driven devices the whole hover mechanic just doesn't work
>>> at all anymore. On the other hand I noticed that when I move the mouse over
>>> an icon at the bottom right corner the icon slides to the side and reveal a
>>> label for that icon. So there the hover concept seems to be still alive.
>>> This is a problem though as apparently you cannot click that label:
>>> 1. Update icon appears
>>> 2. You want to click on it and move the mouse over it
>>> 3. The icon moves away from your pointer revealing the label
>>> 4. Clicking no longer works since the label is not clickable
>>> 5. You move the mouse over to the new icon position
>>> 6. If you overshoot the icon again slides away from you pointer =>  continue
>>> at 2.
>>> 7. If you don't overshoot you are finally able to do what you wanted to do
>>> in the first place: click that icon.
> This is a bug see: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=636930

This bug only seems to address the overshooting issue but not the real 
problem of the icon moving away from you mouse pointer. If the appearing 
label or summary notification would be considered part of the clickable 
area for the icon this would fix the problem easily and make the 
overshooting issue disappear since you no longer have to move the pointer 
to the icon (for a second time).


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