Wee reminderof the GNOME Shell Magnification feedback survey. So far there have been 8 respondents which is great but it would be even greater to have some more! So far the survey result seems to suggest that slow performance and degraded graphics are a problem for users... But don't take my word for it: try it out, see what you think and feedback with your verdict if you will! Results will be published soon.
BackgroundThe GNOME Shell Magnifier was first authored in a commit by Colin Walters in 2010, since its birth it's benefited from several contributions made by various developers so to alleviate any confusion there may be about the Magnifiers roots, the complete Magnifier git log is as follows.
|618397||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||20Hz polling when magnifier is enabled|
|646942||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||desktop zoom has some oddities in multi-head mode|
|649535||maj||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier turns the screen blue when notifications are received in the message tray|
|666612||min||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Wallpaper is visible with magnifier when modal dialog is attached to a maximized window|
|669192||min||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||D-Bus: org.gnome.Magnifier.setActive incomplete.|
|672325||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier freezes shell when activities screen invoked|
|708985||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Mouspointer disappears in Fullscreengames with magnifier enabled|
|710191||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: Taking a screenshot crashes gnome-shell|
|710194||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: View is poor quality because the image is not scaled|
|710470||cri||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Wayland: Reliable crash when typing in a text view with the magnifier enabled|
|720714||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: Focus Tracking should only track the Active Window when gnome-terminal is running in background|
|720715||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: Focus Tracking flipps on left screen edge in some cases|
|720716||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: Focus Tracking should focus "objects" more complete|
|720723||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Magnifier: Focus Tracking should jump more smooth to the next focus point.|
|725129||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||[RFE] Move the magnified screen area with a keyboard shortcut|
|728848||cri||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||UNCO||Switching the magnifier on makes Gnome-shell so unstable that it is impossible to switch it off.|
|633573||nor||Nor||Linu||gnome-shell||NEW||Magnifier should turn off when screen blanked|
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