Unity 7 Defaults and Settings for 14.04 LTS

Registered by Stephen M. Webb on 2014-03-05

Unity7 has a few new features available in the Trusty Tahr (LIM and HDPI in particular). The defaults and settings for those new features need to be decided.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Stephen M. Webb
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Unity Maintainers
Definition:
New
Series goal:
Proposed for trusty
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-14.04

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The defaults for the following settings need to be decided.
* local (titlebar) vs. global (Unity Panel)

Other settings:
* keeping GTK scaling-factor automatically in synch with the Unity scaling factor (HDPI)

local menu default to in-panel
scaling factor should be adjusted on a per-display basis on connection, saved across sessions
scaling factor should be clamped into a reasonable range, default to 1, need to be conservative
have a call-for-testing before final release

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[hikiko] Provide a control to set the reference display for global scaling under System Settings: INPROGRESS
[charlene] do user testing and provide recommendation for HiDPI settings: TODO
[charlene] do user testing and provide recommendation for LIM (Locally Integrated Menu) setting: TODO

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