Using a projector with unity and Impress, top panel shadow remains

Asked by Neil Woolford on 2012-04-03

I'm currently using Precise Beta 2 on my laptop.

One of the tasks I do with that laptop is to give presentations using LibreOffice Impress and a projector or second screen.

I use the Presenter Console, so that notes and overview are shown on the laptop, with the projector as external display showing the slides to the audience.

Initially both screens featured the launcher at the left. Obviously I set this to autohide so it wouldn't distract the audience. Now (early April 2012) Unity allows me to set up to have the launcher on the laptop screen only, which is what I want.

However, the external display still shows the Unity top panel, and I would also like to suppress that on the external display.

When the presentation runs the panel is hidden behind the slides, but the shadow of the panel is still composited over the top of the slide images. This I certainly consider to be a bug not a feature.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Has anyone found a work-around?

Where should I file a bug or wishlist report?

Neil

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Neil Woolford
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2012-04-12
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I think I've now found an appropriate wishlist item https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/853865

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) said : #2

Neil, considering that there is already a bug report about this, can you mark this question as solved since the answer is found by you.

Ok. There is also a small Unity display bug here with the shadow of the top bar still showing over the full screen LibreOffice output on one screen or the other, but the ability to suppress the top panel would remove this from the audience view screen where it is of importance. The shadow on the presenter view will disappear as soon as it is used.

Ok. There is also a small Unity display bug here with the shadow of the top bar still showing over the full screen LibreOffice output on one screen or the other, but the ability to suppress the top panel would remove this from the audience view screen where it is of importance. The shadow on the presenter view will disappear as soon as it is used.

tschoie (tschoie) said : #5

Hi Neil,
here is a report of the display bug you're mentioning: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/956863