unity feature request: dash open actions

Bug #1032059 reported by Developer on 2012-08-02
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It would make work more intuitive, if you could open items listed in dash with special options, meaning for example open a folder as root, or open a file with a program other to the standard program, open a file in it's directory etc. If you look at other implemations of other operating system this is provided by a right click menu. To have options like this would be very useful, but I am not sure if a right click menu would be the best option in terms of design. Even better would be, if you can right click an item and then you can use the search field to give opening options, for example typing su could launch the application as root. Maybe there is even a better option to implement a function like this., but this functionality would be a great help to many users. If it gets implemented a keyboard shortcut equivalent to right-click for dash would be great.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this bug report needs feedback from the design team, hence the status incomplete.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
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