Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468861
Bouncy autohide panels
Last modified: 2008-11-06 05:48:10 EST
Created attachment 321696 [details]
video illustrating the problem
Description of problem:
Some of my autohide panels hide and unhide with a bouncy animation entirely too reminiscent of Homer Simpson's attempts to vote for a certain presidential candidate for my taste...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new or have a panel at the left or right border of the desktop
2. Make it autohiding
3. Move mouse over it and away
Watch it bounce, wonder how you're supposed to hit the intended buttons in that panel (without waiting for the animation to finish that is).
Smooth motion from hidden to revealed state, just as it was before this bouncy thing was introduced.
- In my own panel setup of 4 autohiding panels (two expanded on top and bottom, two non-expanded on left and right oriented towards the bottom), I can easily get a new panel jump over half the screen: make the existing bottom panel non-autohiding, add a new non-expanded autohiding panel on top of it, voilà: panel floor exercises and pretty impressive ones.
- I noticed that in a freshly scrubbed account (i.e starting from /etc/skel), when adding a new panel it wasn't visible until I logged out and in again. Do you want a separate bug for that?
According to the definition, this is a regression:
'Bugs with the "Regression" keyword are items where a recent change has introduced this bug.'
That definition is incorrect though. A regression is a bug that was fixed and later reappears.
This is just an ordinary bug.
(In reply to comment #2)
> That definition is incorrect though. A regression is a bug that was fixed and
> later reappears.
> This is just an ordinary bug.
There are differing opinions on this, according to Wikipedia (the source of all wisdom(tm)) on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_regression:
A software regression is a software bug which makes a feature stop functioning as intended after a certain event (for example, a system upgrade, system patching or a change to daylight saving time).
The term regression was originally used to refer to a change that caused a previously fixed bug to reappear and the software to thus regress to a prior, incorrect state. Regression test suites were accordingly composed of tests which tried to ensure the continued effectiveness of past bug fixes. However, the term has since evolved to its current, more general meaning of any change that breaks existing functionality.
Sure, but Matthias was giving the definition we use the keyword for.
But we don't use the keyword in Fedora anyway, it's only used for RHEL.
Anyway, regardless what we call it, it's still a bug and should get fixed clearly.
The fix for this is in gnome-panel-2.24.1-3.fc10
Created attachment 322562 [details]
video illustrating problems with unexpanded panels
The new gnome-panel version fixes the panels bouncing all over the place problem, but there are two (related/new?) issues:
1) Now the vertical panels slide in view, then bounce a few pixels upward and downward again in fractions of a second (this can't be seen in this video, it's happening too fast for istanbul to catch).
2) Unexpanded panels don't change orientation from horizontal to vertical when moved around. As can be seen in this video, they only recognize being attached to top or bottom, not left or right. I imagine if the panel is made vertical first, then non-expanding it will behave analogously, i.e. only recognize being attached left or right, not top or bottom.
I can't really reproduce 1). So you have an unexpanded vertical panel that autohides, and each time you move your mouse to it, it stutters along the y axis a small amount? Or does this happen only when the panel first starts? What vertical panel configurations do you see this issue with?
2) is an old issue and should be tracked separately (and probably won't get fixed for F10 GA)
(In reply to comment #7)
> I can't really reproduce 1). So you have an unexpanded vertical panel that
> autohides, and each time you move your mouse to it, it stutters along the y
> axis a small amount?
Yes. Talking about an unexpanded autohiding vertical panel at the right edge, if it's touching the (expanded, autohiding) top or bottom panel it stutters a bit upward (if touching the bottom panel) or downward (if touching the top panel). If it doesn't touch any panels, there is no stutter.
> Or does this happen only when the panel first starts?
> What vertical panel configurations do you see this issue with?
No real changes since this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=102632#c7
> 2) is an old issue and should be tracked separately (and probably won't get
> fixed for F10 GA)
That's no problem for me, as you can work around it.
I definitely can't reproduce this, but maybe the timing is just right on my machine where i can't see it.
Anyway, mind filing it as a different bug? The meat of this one is fixed and i'd like to get it closed.
Filed as bug #470205.