[Bug 30829] Icons in notification area don't include top edge pixels

David Harrington harrington.dave at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 13:57:48 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: gnome-applets (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed


I think this is a usability bug, I've certainly found it annoying...

The icons in the notification area aren't selectable by the pixels above
the icons, including the pixels against the top of the screen. To make
them easiest to click it should include the entire area extending up and
down in the panel... I'm pretty sure this is a result from Fitts' Law.
The Volume Control applet already displays this behaviour, though most
others don't.

Using Ubuntu Dapper latest (8/2/06)


Steps to reproduce:
1:       Move curser to top of screen above notification area icons (Gaim) or applet icons (Network Monitor)
2:       Click

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