The shortcut Super + P is conflicting with the Video out hotkey

Reported by Hsin-Yi, Chen (hychen) on 2012-09-11
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
OEM Priority Project
High
James M. Leddy
Quantal
High
James M. Leddy
Photos Lens
High
David Callé
unity-lens-shopping
High
David Callé
unity-lens-photos (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-lens-shopping (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Super + P is a default videout out key event sent from BIOS when user press Videout Funciton key in HP and Dell laptops (according Windows 7 requirement).

Because unity has top priority to catch the key event, so videout function key will be broken if user install unity-lens-photo.

For Using Super+P as a default videout hotkey history, Please read https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/539477 to get more details.

Solution:
The Photos lens should use Super+C (for Camera), which is obviously less intuitive than Super+P, but seems a decent alternative.

David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-09-11
Changed in unity-lens-photos:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-09-11
summary: - The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Vedio out hotkey
+ The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out hotkey
Rex Tsai (chihchun) on 2012-09-13
Changed in oem-priority:
assignee: nobody → David Barth (dbarth)
tags: added: rls-r-incoming

Waiting for design input on a new hotkey for the lens. I suggest using Super+C for Camera.

Changed in oem-priority:
assignee: David Barth (dbarth) → James M. Leddy (jm-leddy)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Hao-Ran Liu (hzliu123) wrote :

When I press Fn-F8, which is the external display toggle hotkey, on a Dell laptop with the photo lens installed, the photo lens will be opened. Photo lens is also a default install for Quantal.

Super+p is the only way to tell Windows 8 to switch to external display. So it's expected that the hotkey on all laptops released with Windows 8 sends out the same Super+p. This is a conflict to the design of BIOS for all Windows 8 computers.

When unity-lens-photo package is removed, Fn-F8 will become a "p" key (since super key is consumed by Unity). Extern display hot key is still an issue for Quantal, but this is another bug in compiz/unity (bug 741869 and bug 950160)

Hao-Ran Liu (hzliu123) on 2012-09-14
tags: added: rls-q-incoming
removed: rls-r-incoming

Added the shopping lens because it also sets the shortcut to P....

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~unity-team/unity-lens-shopping/trunk/view/head:/shopping.lens.in.in

Changed in unity-lens-shopping:
status: New → Confirmed
Steve Magoun (smagoun) wrote :

The shopping lens issue should be fixed by removing the shortcut (bug 1058604).

The problem with the photo lens still needs to be addressed.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

I agree with David Calle's idea (see above) of using Super+C

David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-02
Changed in unity-lens-photos:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-02
Changed in unity-lens-photos:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-02
summary: - The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out hotkey
+ [UIFe] The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out
+ hotkey
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-02
description: updated

I think we can update the documentation by downloading all the .po's, doing a sed replace on them and checking the results carefully. If so, this shouldn't impact the translation teams.

The Ubuntu Manual also is nearly frozen but I didn't see these keyboard shortcuts mentioned in my quick check of their content.

I'm not completely convinced this is the right choice as it breaks consistency:
* Currently all of the lenses are arranged alphabetically, at least in English.
* And currently all of the keyboard shortcuts match the first letter of the lens name.
* "Photo lens" or "pictures lens" sounds better than "camera lens"
* If we were to change the lens name, then we would probably want to update the source package and project names to match, but I guess we won't be changing the lens name.

On the other hand, consistency with Windows is good too.

I guess I'll give it a +1 and I can make the change when I do the ubuntu-docs upload in a few days.

Also, as Translations Freeze is next Tuesday, we are at the absolutely last possible minute for making UI changes, tweaks, or bugfixes.

tags: added: uife

Al 02/10/12 19:14, En/na David Callé ha escrit:
> Hello doc and translators teams,
>
> the Photos lens is currently using Super+P as a keyboard shortcut, but
> it gets in the way of the Videout function key on HP and Dell laptops,
> making it useless.
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-lens-photos/+bug/1049090
>
> I would like to have a UIFe granted to change it to Super+C (for Camera).
>
> Thanks,
> David Callé
>

It does affect translations, but I think this is a feature change that
shouldn't be blocking on them and the decision should be made by a more
relevant team (Desktop perhaps?).

So +1 for translations, but please apply it asap if it is approved and
the shortcut changes, so it can be translated on time.

Cheers,
David.

--
David Planella
Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
www.ubuntu.com / www.davidplanella.wordpress.com
www.identi.ca/dplanella / www.twitter.com/dplanella

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-10-03
summary: - [UIFe] The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out
- hotkey
+ The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out hotkey
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-10-04
summary: - The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out hotkey
+ [UIFe] The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out
+ hotkey
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-04
summary: - [UIFe] The shortcut Super + P of photo lens is conflict to Video out
- hotkey
+ The shortcut Super + P is conflicting with the Video out hotkey
Changed in unity-lens-shopping (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-lens-photos (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-lens-shopping:
milestone: none → 6.8.0
assignee: nobody → David Callé (davidc3)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-lens-photos - 0.8-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity-lens-photos (0.8-0ubuntu1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Fix previews for raw files by using shotwell generated jpg file
      (LP: #1057949, #1057432)
    - [FFe] [UIFe] No easy way to disable online-fetched results in lenses
      (LP: #1054746)
  * Cherry-pick:
    - The shortcut Super + P is conflicting with the Video out hotkey
      (LP: #1049090)
  * debian/control:
    - needs latest gir1.2-unity-5.0 for new API
  * debian/source/format:
    - remove format 3, not playing nice with merge-upstream workflow
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:27:38 +0200

Changed in unity-lens-photos (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-lens-shopping:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

This bug was also fixed in unity-lens-shopping - 6.8.0-0ubuntu1 (I checked that manually).

Changed in unity-lens-shopping (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-10-05
Changed in unity-lens-photos:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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