Appearance

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Comment: removes Dash background from "Background" settings (bug 1297418); adds installable background sets (bug 1294203)
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On the phone and tablet, the only appearance configuration should be setting the background pictures for the welcome screen, the home screen, or both. On the phone and tablet, the only appearance configuration should be setting the background picture for the welcome screen (bug Bug:1297418). Therefore the screen should be called simply “Background”.
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||<^ tablestyle="clear:both;float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background.mockup.png}}<<BR>>''Erratum: “Dashboard” should be “Home screen”.''|| ||<tablestyle="clear:both;float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:background.single.phone.png}}||
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In the “Background” panel, “Welcome screen” and “Home screen” should be thumbnails of the actual screens — complete with tint and infographic for the welcome screen, and Dash contents for the home screen. (This conveys whether, and if so how much, the current background makes each screen less readable.) The “Background” screen should consist of two or more expandable sections:
 * “Ubuntu Art”, containing the default background and several others that are installed by default.
 * One named section for each extra set of backgrounds installed, if any (bug Bug:1294203). Each of these sections should have a small delete button opposite its name. Choosing it should open an alert asking ‘Delete all {number} images in “{name of set}” from your phone?’, with “Cancel” and “Delete All” buttons, where “Delete All” uninstalls the set.
 * A “Custom” section, containing any images that you have added to it and not deleted since, followed by “Add an Image…” and “Remove Images…” buttons.
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If “Different background for each” is set and you choose “Same background for both”, the most recently chosen background should immediately be copied to the other screen. Conversely, if “Same background for both” is set and you choose “Different background for each”, the ''least'' recently changed screen should return to its previously set background, if that background picture still exists on the device, even if it was last used as a background months ago. (This allows easy undo of syncing the backgrounds.) If that background picture no longer exists on the device, the screen should change to its default picture. The section containing the currently selected image should always be expanded, to avoid you losing track of it. One consequence is that if you delete the currently-used image, so that a previously-used image becomes selected, the section containing that previously-used image should expand by itself if it wasn’t expanded already. The always-expanded state should be denoted by a bullet • symbol taking the place of the usual ▶ collapsed or ▼ expanded symbol.
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Whenever “Same background for both” is set, the welcome screen and home screen thumbnails combined should function as a single tappable button, navigating to a “Choose Background” screen. Whenever “Different backgrounds for each” is set, the thumbnails should function as two separate buttons, navigating to a “Welcome Screen” or “Home Screen” screen respectively. ## ||<^ tablestyle="clear:both;float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background.mockup.png}}<<BR>>''Erratum: “Dashboard” should be “Home screen”.''||
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||<tablestyle="clear:both" style="border:none">|| ## In the “Background” panel, “Welcome screen” and “Home screen” should be thumbnails of the actual screens — complete with tint and infographic for the welcome screen, and Dash contents for the home screen. (This conveys whether, and if so how much, the current background makes each screen less readable.)
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||<^ tablestyle="float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background-welcome.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background-welcome.mockup.png}}<<BR>>''Errata: “Import” should be “Photo/Image”, and “Camera” should not be present.''|| ## If “Different background for each” is set and you choose “Same background for both”, the most recently chosen background should immediately be copied to the other screen. Conversely, if “Same background for both” is set and you choose “Different background for each”, the ''least'' recently changed screen should return to its previously set background, if that background picture still exists on the device, even if it was last used as a background months ago. (This allows easy undo of syncing the backgrounds.) If that background picture no longer exists on the device, the screen should change to its default picture.
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All of those screens should show one or two sections: “Ubuntu Art” showing all pre-installed artwork (with the default image listed first), and “Custom” if you have added any images to the collection. The current background should have a frame around it. The toolbar should always be visible, with “Photo/Image” and “Remove” buttons. ## Whenever “Same background for both” is set, the welcome screen and home screen thumbnails combined should function as a single tappable button, navigating to a “Choose Background” screen. Whenever “Different backgrounds for each” is set, the thumbnails should function as two separate buttons, navigating to a “Welcome Screen” or “Home Screen” screen respectively.
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Choosing “Photo/Image” should open [[https://docs.google.com/a/canonical.com/document/d/1FlEXK4lTXpw1jgHzqWBYYLVRGqcJ0_b3KhbQmeN2oEk/edit#|an image picker]]. Choosing an image from the image picker, ''or'' an existing image in the “Custom” collection, should open a “Choose Area” full-screen dialog. ## ||<tablestyle="clear:both" style="border:none">||

## ||<^ tablestyle="float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background-welcome.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background-welcome.mockup.png}}<<BR>>''Errata: “Import” should be “Photo/Image”, and “Camera” should not be present.''||

## All of those screens should show one or two sections: “Ubuntu Art” showing all pre-installed artwork (with the default image listed first), and “Custom” if you have added any images to the collection. The current background should have a frame around it. The toolbar should always be visible, with “Photo/Image” and “Remove” buttons.

Choosing “Add an Image…” should open [[https://docs.google.com/a/canonical.com/document/d/1FlEXK4lTXpw1jgHzqWBYYLVRGqcJ0_b3KhbQmeN2oEk/edit#|an image picker]]. Choosing an image from the image picker, ''or'' an existing image in the “Custom” collection, should open a “Choose Area” full-screen dialog.
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||<tablestyle="float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background-remove.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background-remove.mockup.jpg}}<<BR>>''Errata: “Import” should be “Photo/Image”, and “Camera” should not be present.''|| ||<tablestyle="float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background-remove.png}}<<BR>>''Erratum: The toolbar should not be present.''||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background-remove.mockup.jpg}}<<BR>>''Erratum: The toolbar should not be present.''||

Phone/tablet

On the phone and tablet, the only appearance configuration should be setting the background picture for the welcome screen (bug 1297418). Therefore the screen should be called simply “Background”.

background.single.phone.png

The “Background” screen should consist of two or more expandable sections:

  • “Ubuntu Art”, containing the default background and several others that are installed by default.
  • One named section for each extra set of backgrounds installed, if any (bug 1294203). Each of these sections should have a small delete button opposite its name. Choosing it should open an alert asking ‘Delete all {number} images in “{name of set}” from your phone?’, with “Cancel” and “Delete All” buttons, where “Delete All” uninstalls the set.

  • A “Custom” section, containing any images that you have added to it and not deleted since, followed by “Add an Image…” and “Remove Images…” buttons.

The section containing the currently selected image should always be expanded, to avoid you losing track of it. One consequence is that if you delete the currently-used image, so that a previously-used image becomes selected, the section containing that previously-used image should expand by itself if it wasn’t expanded already. The always-expanded state should be denoted by a bullet • symbol taking the place of the usual ▶ collapsed or ▼ expanded symbol.

Choosing “Add an Image…” should open an image picker. Choosing an image from the image picker, or an existing image in the “Custom” collection, should open a “Choose Area” full-screen dialog.

phone-background-area.png

phone-background-chooser-picture.mockup.jpg
Errata: “Position and size” should be “Choose Area”. A “Best Fit” button should be present. And “Set wallpaper” should be “Set”.

If the image was already present in “Custom”, by default the “Choose Area” dialog should show it at its previously chosen size and position. Otherwise, by default it should be centered and scaled to the smallest size that fills the screen. The “Best Fit” button should return to this scale and position, and be insensitive whenever the picture is already at that scale and position. The standard gestures should zoom and pan the picture to choose the area. If you do nothing for five seconds, gesture arrows should pulse into view in the center of the screen, hinting at how to zoom the picture.

Choosing a picture from “Ubuntu Art” should open a similar “Preview” full-screen dialog, but with no zooming and panning, and just “Cancel” and “Set” buttons, because that art is already optimized for the screen size.

The “Preview” and “Choose Area” dialogs should be unique in that the top bar, header, and toolbar should all be semi-transparent, so that you can see what part of the background picture will be visible when those elements are not present.

If you choose “Set”, the zoomed and panned area of the image should be added as the last item in the “Custom” area, with the screen scrolling to reveal it if necessary. It should be possible to add the same image more than once with different zoom/pan settings.

Choosing “Set” should set the background(s), and then navigate back to the top-level “Background” screen, because its thumbnails display confirmation of what you’ve done. No extra notification is necessary.

phone-background-remove.png
Erratum: The toolbar should not be present.

phone-background-remove.mockup.jpg
Erratum: The toolbar should not be present.

Following the standard deletion pattern, long-tapping on an image in the “Custom” set should reveal a popover menu containing a “Remove” item. If you remove the current background, the background should revert to the most recent choice that still exists on the device.

PC

Ubuntu 14.04

The “Appearance” panel’s “Behavior” [sic] tab should include “Show the menus for a window:” radio buttons, “In the menu bar” and “In the window’s title bar”.

launcher-and-menus-menus.png

Ubuntu 14.10

The Launcher settings should be moved from their three previous locations (“Look”, “Behavior”, and “Displays”) into a single “Launcher & Menus” panel, including the previous menu settings. This will make the Launcher settings easier to find, and also make the contents of the “Background & Theme” panel closer to the “Background” panel on phone and tablet.

launcher-and-menus.png

Appearance (last edited 2020-01-14 12:20:47 by mpt)