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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”. {{attachment:background-access.png}}
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||<tablestyle="clear:both;float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:background.phone.png}}|| On the phone and tablet, the only appearance configuration should be setting the background picture for the welcome screen. Therefore the screen should be called simply “Background”. On the home screen, the “Background” icon should include a thumbnail of the currently selected background.
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The “Background” screen should contain:
 * An “Ubuntu Art” expandable section, containing the default background and several others that are installed by default (bug Bug:1288364).
 * One named expandable 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 “Recent Images” expandable section, containing up to ten images that you have used recently that are not in any of the other sections, and having the same kind of delete button opposite its name. In this case, choosing it should simply change the button to read “Clear”. If you tap it again, the recent images should be cleared (except for the one you are using right now, if it is in this section). If you tap anywhere else, the delete button should revert to its original state.
 * A panel, fixed to the bottom of the screen, with a “Choose Another Image…” button.
=== Without external display ===
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The section containing the currently selected image should ''always'' be expanded (bug Bug:1362125), to avoid you losing track of it. (All other sections should be collapsed by default.) 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 greyed-out bullet • symbol taking the place of the usual ▶ collapsed or ▼ expanded symbol. {{attachment:background.phone.jpg}}{{attachment:background-pinch.phone.jpg}}{{attachment:background-drag.phone.jpg}}

To minimize interaction needed, in the normal case where there is no external display, the “Background” screen should act as its own preview. Therefore:
 * Its header background should have custom 50% opacity, so that you can see the current background cropped as it would be on the welcome screen.
 * “New”, “Recent”, “Pinch to crop”, and “Drag to move” should all be white text with a centered shadow, so that you can read them against any background.

Tapping the “New” button should open [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1trse15NokU8IJ5lm3BnUi7oMNTCkUnYNHeAHZdtzFoQ/edit#heading=h.woe7j0vyqk0u|a picker for selecting a new image]], including an “Ubuntu Backgrounds” collection (bug Bug:1288364) that does not appear when the picker is called from other apps.

The “Recent” list should consist of the ten most recently chosen distinct background settings, that is, image plus crop. This means there may be multiple recent background settings that use the same picture but with different crops. A crop should be saved whenever you leave the “Background” screen.

If you choose a new image, that image should zoom up from the “New” button to be shown as the current background. And if if you tap any of the “Recent” items, that image should similarly zoom up to become the current background. At the same time, any “Recent” items to its left should slide along one spot, making way for the previous selection to zoom down to become the most “Recent” item. If you chose a new image, the least recent setting should disappear from the list.

When you select a new image for a phone background, and it is not the size of the screen, by default it should be cropped to fill the display.

Long-pressing a “Recent” item should reveal a context menu with a single item, “Delete”. (Deleting recent background settings will be a rarely-needed function, usually wanted only after relationship breakups.)

In the usual case where there is not enough room to show the “New” button plus all the “Recent” items in a single row:
 * The entire row should be scrollable horizontally.
 * To indicate that there is more off-screen, the spacing between the “Recent” items should be expanded if necessary depending on the screen size, just enough that one of them is between 1/3 and 2/3 half off-screen.
 * The scroll position should reset whenever you return to the screen (so that you don’t lose sight of the “New” button) or choose a different background (so that you can see the previous selection become the new most recent, and undo it if necessary).

[[https://design.ubuntu.com/apps/patterns/gestures#application-gestures|The standard gestures]] should zoom and pan the picture to choose the area (bug Bug:1368286). In case you do not realize this, if you have been on the “Background” screen for five seconds after making a selection, without doing anything else, the “Pinch to crop” hint should fade in and out over two seconds, followed by the “Drag to move” hint. The hints should not appear if the current image is exactly the size of the phone screen (suggesting that it was supplied specifically to be used, uncropped, on that handset).
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||<^ tablestyle="float:left;margin:0 1em 1em 0" style="border:none">{{attachment:phone-background-area.png}}||<^ style="border:none;width:310px">{{attachment:phone-background-chooser-picture.mockup.jpg}}<<BR>>''Errata: “Position and size” should be “Choose Area”. A “Best Fit” button should be present. And “Set wallpaper” should be “Set”.''|| === With external display ===
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Choosing “Choose Another Image…” should open [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1trse15NokU8IJ5lm3BnUi7oMNTCkUnYNHeAHZdtzFoQ/edit#heading=h.woe7j0vyqk0u|an image picker]]. Choosing an image from the image picker should open a “Choose Area” full-screen dialog. {{attachment:background.pocket.png}} {{attachment:background-phone.pocket.jpg}} {{attachment:background-external.pocket.jpg}}
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If the image was already present in “Recent Images”, 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. [[https://design.ubuntu.com/apps/patterns/gestures#application-gestures|The standard gestures]] should zoom and pan the picture to choose the area (bug Bug:1368286). 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. When an external display is connected, the top-level “Background” screen should instead show two previews: “Phone” and “External Display”.
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Choosing a picture from “Ubuntu Art” or any of the other sections 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. Tapping either of them should navigate down the page stack to a “Phone” or “External Display” screen. Both screens should have the same layout and behavior as the “Background” screen for a standalone phone, except that the “External Display” screen should:
 * show its preview in a frame that matches the external display’s aspect ratio and orientation;
 * contain a radio menu with “Stretch to fill”, “Crop to fill”, and “Tile” options;
 * show the “New” and “Recent” text in the normal UI color without a shadow (since here they aren’t over a background image); and
 * have “New” and “Recent” buttons that also match the external display’s aspect ratio and orientation.
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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. When you select an image for an external display background, the default fill option should be:
 * “Tile” if the selected image is less than 2/3 the width and/or less than 2/3 the height of the display; or else
 * “Stretch to fill” if the image is within 20% of the aspect ratio of the display; or else
 * “Crop to fill”.
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If you choose “Set”, the background should be set, and the zoomed and panned area of the image should animatedly shrink down to become the first (and selected) item in the “Recent Images” section, with the screen scrolling to reveal it if necessary (bug Bug:1368809). It should be possible to add the same image more than once with different zoom/pan settings.

||<tablestyle="clear:both" style="border:none">||
For now, background settings for the phone display and the external display should be completely independent.

Phone and tablet

background-access.png

On the phone and tablet, the only appearance configuration should be setting the background picture for the welcome screen. Therefore the screen should be called simply “Background”. On the home screen, the “Background” icon should include a thumbnail of the currently selected background.

Without external display

background.phone.jpgbackground-pinch.phone.jpgbackground-drag.phone.jpg

To minimize interaction needed, in the normal case where there is no external display, the “Background” screen should act as its own preview. Therefore:

  • Its header background should have custom 50% opacity, so that you can see the current background cropped as it would be on the welcome screen.
  • “New”, “Recent”, “Pinch to crop”, and “Drag to move” should all be white text with a centered shadow, so that you can read them against any background.

Tapping the “New” button should open a picker for selecting a new image, including an “Ubuntu Backgrounds” collection (bug 1288364) that does not appear when the picker is called from other apps.

The “Recent” list should consist of the ten most recently chosen distinct background settings, that is, image plus crop. This means there may be multiple recent background settings that use the same picture but with different crops. A crop should be saved whenever you leave the “Background” screen.

If you choose a new image, that image should zoom up from the “New” button to be shown as the current background. And if if you tap any of the “Recent” items, that image should similarly zoom up to become the current background. At the same time, any “Recent” items to its left should slide along one spot, making way for the previous selection to zoom down to become the most “Recent” item. If you chose a new image, the least recent setting should disappear from the list.

When you select a new image for a phone background, and it is not the size of the screen, by default it should be cropped to fill the display.

Long-pressing a “Recent” item should reveal a context menu with a single item, “Delete”. (Deleting recent background settings will be a rarely-needed function, usually wanted only after relationship breakups.)

In the usual case where there is not enough room to show the “New” button plus all the “Recent” items in a single row:

  • The entire row should be scrollable horizontally.
  • To indicate that there is more off-screen, the spacing between the “Recent” items should be expanded if necessary depending on the screen size, just enough that one of them is between 1/3 and 2/3 half off-screen.
  • The scroll position should reset whenever you return to the screen (so that you don’t lose sight of the “New” button) or choose a different background (so that you can see the previous selection become the new most recent, and undo it if necessary).

The standard gestures should zoom and pan the picture to choose the area (bug 1368286). In case you do not realize this, if you have been on the “Background” screen for five seconds after making a selection, without doing anything else, the “Pinch to crop” hint should fade in and out over two seconds, followed by the “Drag to move” hint. The hints should not appear if the current image is exactly the size of the phone screen (suggesting that it was supplied specifically to be used, uncropped, on that handset).

With external display

background.pocket.png background-phone.pocket.jpg background-external.pocket.jpg

When an external display is connected, the top-level “Background” screen should instead show two previews: “Phone” and “External Display”.

Tapping either of them should navigate down the page stack to a “Phone” or “External Display” screen. Both screens should have the same layout and behavior as the “Background” screen for a standalone phone, except that the “External Display” screen should:

  • show its preview in a frame that matches the external display’s aspect ratio and orientation;
  • contain a radio menu with “Stretch to fill”, “Crop to fill”, and “Tile” options;
  • show the “New” and “Recent” text in the normal UI color without a shadow (since here they aren’t over a background image); and
  • have “New” and “Recent” buttons that also match the external display’s aspect ratio and orientation.

When you select an image for an external display background, the default fill option should be:

  • “Tile” if the selected image is less than 2/3 the width and/or less than 2/3 the height of the display; or else
  • “Stretch to fill” if the image is within 20% of the aspect ratio of the display; or else
  • “Crop to fill”.

For now, background settings for the phone display and the external display should be completely independent.

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)