Application Switcher keybinds conflicts with gnome default

Reported by arky on 2010-01-15
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Ayatana Design
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One Hundred Papercuts
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compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
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Lucid
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

The keybinding for Application Switcher <Ctrl><Alt>Tab conflicts with gnome default.

Gnome desktop <Ctrl> <Alt> Tab for switch panels (desktop, top, lower panels)
 http://library.gnome.org/users/gnome-access-guide/nightly/keynav-5.html.en

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04

arky (arky) wrote :
summary: - Application Switcher keybinds conflicts with gnome defaul
+ Application Switcher keybinds conflicts with gnome default
arky (arky) on 2010-01-15
description: updated
arky (arky) wrote :
arky (arky) on 2010-01-22
tags: added: a11y
WaywardGeek (waywardgeek) wrote :

A work-around for users is to do this manually with the compizconfi-settings-manager package. By default, Lucid enables the "Static Application Switcher". It's probably time to make the default "Application Switcher", and to reassign the "<Control><Alt>Tab" key to next_panel, rather than next_window(all), and "<Shift><Control><Alt>Tab to next_panel. I've tested this lightly with Orca, and it seems to work well.

arky (arky) wrote :

@mvo please have a look this bug 341093 as well

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
Vish (vish) wrote :

@arky: Looking at the attachment in this bug report, I noticed that an attachment was not flagged as a patch. Subsequently, I've checked the patch flag for it. In the future when submitting patches please use the patch checkbox as there are some Launchpad searches that use this feature. You can learn more about the patch workflow at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Patches.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: patch
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-12
tags: added: 0.8
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Didier, as you currently have the most experience with this, and also a good connection to DX, can you please check if this patch makes sense to apply? Thanks!

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

so, after talking to mpt who is the HIG guy, he asked me to opened an ayatana-design task to have John's opinion, doing that then :)

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: added: dids-top-ten
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Unity does not contain gnome panels, and the Unity equivalents are the Launcher and the Topbar. Therefore there is no conflict and having the same shortcut keys is desirable because it will help users switching over from gnome to Unity.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Ok, basicallly, we could make the change,

There is still a long history and the keybinding change can puzlle more than one person. I'll let Sam (the compiz guy) to decide if he wants to apply the change upstream or not. We will follow his decision then. Sam can you have a look at this bug and tells me what you think about the gnome default rationale and the keybinding change?

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: Didier Roche (didrocks) → nobody
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) → nobody
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