Launcher doesn't show arrows for applications on all workspaces

Bug #1041815 reported by Bevor on 2012-08-26
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design

Bug Description

Ubuntu 12.04
unity 5.14.0-0ubuntu1

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to workspace 1 and open an application
2. Go to workspace 2 to open the same application

What happens:
You don't see the arrows of both applications but only the arrows of the application of the current workspace. This has the effect that you can't switch to the open application of another workspace by clicking the launcher. Moreover it has another bad side effect: When you switch to workspace 3 and click on the launcher again, it doesn't give you the choice which open application should be selected. It just moves to one of the open applications (this one which has been opened at last).

Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to make Ubuntu better. This can be seen in 12.04 even with the latest updates.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

I believe this requires some design input since there seems to be some inconsistency. Let me explain.

1. Currently pressing Alt+Tab shows the applications only in the current workspace (LOCAL)
2. The spread Super+W is currently being fixed to show applications from all workspaces (GLOBAL)
3. This bug reports that the launcher only shows indications of applications in the current workspace (LOCAL)

As you can see, these functions perform differently which can confuse users. Hence the design team needs to make a decision regarding how these should work.

Hence marking incomplete until further feedback from the design team.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-28
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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