Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that application

Reported by Christian Giordano on 2010-07-20
836
This bug affects 208 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Critical
John Lea
Compiz
High
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
One Hundred Papercuts
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
High
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Nominated for Precise by Rolf Leggewie
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Nominated for Precise by Rolf Leggewie

Bug Description

If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.

Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.

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History:

This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/832988

On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.

Related branches

lp:~3v1n0/compiz/scale-dndtarget-workarea-shape
Ready for review for merging into lp:compiz
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) 6 hours ago
Christopher Townsend: Needs Fixing 12 hours ago
lp:~3v1n0/unity/dnd-launcher-icon-fixes
Ready for review for merging into lp:unity
Brandon Schaefer: Approve on 2014-04-16
PS Jenkins bot: Needs Fixing (continuous-integration) on 2014-04-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → David Siegel (djsiegel)

Launcher Specification, use case 2.17, documents this.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → In Progress
summary: - Dragging and holding a file over a running application in the Launcher
- will cause temporary expose
+ Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
+ spread out windows belonging to that application
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Christian Giordano (nuthinking) wrote :

Reopened because waiting for actual implementation

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → New
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-08-20
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Gord Allott (gordallott)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2010-09-02
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-09-05
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-09-02 → 2010-09-16
Christian Giordano (nuthinking) wrote :

wasn't this descoped?

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-09-16
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-09-16 → backlog
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-11-08
Changed in unity:
assignee: Gord Allott (gordallott) → Jason Smith (jassmith)
milestone: backlog → none
tags: added: backlog
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-12-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.6
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Can we get some re-confirmation from design on this feature?

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

What is needed to reconfirm? Dragging to the launcher should spread all windows, and then dragging to a window should zoom in and focus that window. So one can drag to a particular window for a running app.

Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → High
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: David Siegel (djsiegel) → John Lea (johnlea)
Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

And this is a critical feature, please prioritise it accordingly, we need to test it.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
milestone: none → 3.6
importance: Undecided → High
Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

Folks, it is a needed feature, it is well-described, thus Jason can go ahead with the implementation do his magic :)

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

Still waiting for the link to the feature-spec, so Jason has everything he needs.

There is no need for a feature-spec link:

  * any drag should show the launcher immediately, as an overlay if it
is not fixed in view
  * (optionally) apps which accept that type should be highlighted in
the launcher
  * hovering the drag over a running app should spread that app's windows
  * hovering over a scaled window in the spread should focus that window

Mark

Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan)
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.4.4
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-18
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
joopbraak (joopbraak) wrote :

Is this related to #697358 ?

I removed all the unity components btw. Thanks for not having critical dependencies on that.

But I would like this functionality restored for the classic desktop as well. As well as being able to reshuffle the order of open windows.

joopbraak (joopbraak) wrote :
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: Shane Fagan (shanepatrickfagan) → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
milestone: 3.6 → none
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2011-02-23
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-11
tags: added: udt
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Reverted to triaged because:
- dropping the file on a window in the spread does nothing (the file should be loaded into that window)
- once a spread has appeared, dragging the file to another valid application icon in the launcher should switch the spread to that application. This currently doesn't work.
- if the user drags a file over a launcher icon for a app that only has one window open in the current workspace, that one window should be shown in spread view.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-03-11
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Triaged
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.10
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-04-01
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-04-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.10 → none
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Re-opening this bug as this feature seems to have regressed in Oneiric and no longer works.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
tags: added: udo
removed: reviewedbydesign
tags: removed: buggybutclosed
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.4 → none
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
tags: added: udp
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-11-03
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

Can we make a list of the bugs that should be solved to re-enable this behavior?

cicoandcico (cicoandcico) wrote :

I think bug #863408 is related.
shouldn't this be set as a milestone for precise? DnD is a *key* feature of any desktop OS.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-13
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Michael Zaugg (AOI) (it-oas) wrote :

A quick fix for users is to enable the edge binding in the compiz scale plugin. So you can at least drag an drop in an other window (see http://askubuntu.com/a/43526/10475).

But this has to be fixed.
El 30/04/2012 17:41, "itoas" <email address hidden> escribió:

> A quick fix for users is to enable the edge binding in the compiz scale
> plugin. So you can at least drag an drop in an other window (see
> http://askubuntu.com/a/43526/10475).
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (963548).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

It's very odd this bug hasn't resolved yet permantly. I have to agree with Cicoandcico, Drag & Drop is a key elelement in every OS. Right now it's not even possible to move a file with D&D from one Nautilus window to another one, when both are maximized (what's the default behaviour).

The workaround Itoas tells us about works indeed, but is not acceptable for normal users. Hopefully this can be fixed ASAP for 12.04.

Thanks in advance

udit mahajan (mahajanudit) wrote :

Why has this bug not being addressed yet?

Drag and Drop becomes a vital part of developers' lives.

Also, now Ubuntu is more focusing on end user as a consumer for Ubuntu. For a normal user, drag and drop is all there is.

From chat client, to browser while sending mails, while shifting files, while sharing on skype etc...

A normal user will not even look for this on google. For him/her it will be something of a roadblock and simply drop the OS.

This needs to be addressed asap for Ubuntu to be the way Canonical want it to be.

manes (neschmuel) wrote :

It seems that DnD works with files and the launcher in "always show" mode. Probably this is a problem with the auto-hide function of the launcher?

DnD with marked text does not work.

Another problem I found, is that disabling auto-hide again does not work, the launcher stays in auto-hide mode, so I had to test DnD with the guest account.

hdpq (defectoscopny) wrote :

When I tried it, I had launcher behavior set to "always show". No DnD there. I even filed a bug which then turned out to be a duplicate of this one.

Sorry for the off-topic
but every time I decide to give Unity a try it screws me over -_-; it has gone even further this time - a few days ago I turned on my computer and Unity was gone from the session menu and I couldn't get it fixed. Wow.

If anyone can try installing Ubuntu 11.04 can probe that DnD it's working
out of the box.
 El 16/05/2012 17:25, "hdpq" <email address hidden> escribió:

> When I tried it, I had launcher behavior set to "always show". No DnD
> there. I even filed a bug which then turned out to be a duplicate of
> this one.
>
> Sorry for the off-topic
> but every time I decide to give Unity a try it screws me over -_-; it has
> gone even further this time - a few days ago I turned on my computer and
> Unity was gone from the session menu and I couldn't get it fixed. Wow.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (774240).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

Joaquin

Did you mean 12.04? Because it used to work on 11.04. That's why it's a
regression.

2012/5/17 Joaquin <email address hidden>

> If anyone can try installing Ubuntu 11.04 can probe that DnD it's working
> out of the box.
> El 16/05/2012 17:25, "hdpq" <email address hidden> escribió:
>
> > When I tried it, I had launcher behavior set to "always show". No DnD
> > there. I even filed a bug which then turned out to be a duplicate of
> > this one.
> >
> > Sorry for the off-topic
> > but every time I decide to give Unity a try it screws me over -_-; it has
> > gone even further this time - a few days ago I turned on my computer and
> > Unity was gone from the session menu and I couldn't get it fixed. Wow.
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > duplicate bug report (774240).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> >
> > Title:
> > Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> > spread out windows belonging to that application
> >
> > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > Fix Committed
> > Status in Unity:
> > Confirmed
> > Status in Unity 2D:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> >
> > Bug description:
> > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> > expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
> >
> > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> >
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

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Joaquin (jknvv13) wrote :
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I said 11.04 because of that, that this was working on Natty.
El 18/05/2012 02:45, "Pablo Almeida" <email address hidden> escribió:

> Joaquin
>
> Did you mean 12.04? Because it used to work on 11.04. That's why it's a
> regression.
>
> 2012/5/17 Joaquin <email address hidden>
>
> > If anyone can try installing Ubuntu 11.04 can probe that DnD it's working
> > out of the box.
> > El 16/05/2012 17:25, "hdpq" <email address hidden> escribió:
> >
> > > When I tried it, I had launcher behavior set to "always show". No DnD
> > > there. I even filed a bug which then turned out to be a duplicate of
> > > this one.
> > >
> > > Sorry for the off-topic
> > > but every time I decide to give Unity a try it screws me over -_-; it
> has
> > > gone even further this time - a few days ago I turned on my computer
> and
> > > Unity was gone from the session menu and I couldn't get it fixed. Wow.
> > >
> > > --
> > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > > duplicate bug report (774240).
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> > >
> > > Title:
> > > Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> > > spread out windows belonging to that application
> > >
> > > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > > Fix Committed
> > > Status in Unity:
> > > Confirmed
> > > Status in Unity 2D:
> > > Triaged
> > > Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> > > Triaged
> > > Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> > > Triaged
> > >
> > > Bug description:
> > > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > > Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> > > expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
> > >
> > > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> > >
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > duplicate bug report (870769).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> >
> > Title:
> > Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> > spread out windows belonging to that application
> >
> > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > Fix Committed
> > Status in Unity:
> > Confirmed
> > Status in Unity 2D:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> >
> > Bug description:
> > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> > expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
> >
> > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> >
>
>
> --
> Pablo Almeida
> http://www.google.com/profiles/pabloalmeidaff9
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (963548).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2...

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It is amazing how this hasn't been fixed yet. Right now, I can't even drag a photo from nautilus to a LibreOffice document. What I have to do to get the same result:
- Resize both Nautilus AND LO windows so they are both visible side to side
- Drag and drop the photo from Nautilus to LO
This is incredibly unintuitive and time consuming, especially for people working on reduced screen space, with all windows maximised, on a tablet or a netbook for example.
One should be able to:
- Drag a file to the launcher;
- Hover it on the app's icon for one second so the corresponding window comes to the foreground;
- Place the file wherever wanted on the document.
I hope this will be addressed soon and integrated in 12.04, as it is a LTS and should be as usable as possible.

Alik (kilaka) wrote :

How can Canonical expect to win the OS war, when stupid things like these still exists?

BTW, why ayatana-design?

Robert Hrovat (robi-hipnos) wrote :

Few years ago a friend of mine was teasing me with words: Can Linux already know how to handle copy/paste? Face it, there are some problems with it. Now he started teasing me: Oh, you can't use drag and drop? ...

Thanks Ubuntu, you really know how to make Linux look stupid and useless.

Vincent (realmkeepersbox) wrote :

I don't need to put my 2c or sarcasm here, but bug is a year and a month older than my son. Anyone going to fix this or should we start a Fund for School fees?

Can't be extracted from Ubuntu 11.04 Unity's sources?
El 21/05/2012 10:21, "Vincent" <email address hidden> escribió:

> I don't need to put my 2c or sarcasm here, but bug is a year and a month
> older than my son. Anyone going to fix this or should we start a Fund
> for School fees?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (963548).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

Did you guys hear about the new behavior of the spread windows screen?
Maybe they're saving it for that. If that's the case, they should remember
that Precise will be supported for 5 years. Can you imagine us still
talking in this thread about this bug in 2017? I wish I was a developer so
I could fix it myself...

2012/5/21 Joaquin <email address hidden>

> Can't be extracted from Ubuntu 11.04 Unity's sources?
> El 21/05/2012 10:21, "Vincent" <email address hidden> escribió:
>
> > I don't need to put my 2c or sarcasm here, but bug is a year and a month
> > older than my son. Anyone going to fix this or should we start a Fund
> > for School fees?
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > duplicate bug report (963548).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> >
> > Title:
> > Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> > spread out windows belonging to that application
> >
> > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > Fix Committed
> > Status in Unity:
> > Confirmed
> > Status in Unity 2D:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> > Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> >
> > Bug description:
> > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> > expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
> >
> > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> >
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

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I don't see conflicts with the spread design (http://design.canonical.com/2012/03/task-switching-in-ubuntu-and-a-introduction-to-the-spread/). The drag & drop onto the launcher should trigger compiz scale, spread or whatever type of window switcher. And of course then dragging onto the appropriate window should bring that to front - whatever type of window switcher used when clicking (or dragging in this case) onto the launcher icon.

And yes, I also wondered very much that this does not work on Unity. When I tested earlier versions of Unity I wasn't either reporting that as a bug as I was sure they know and fill finish that until 12.04 final.

But by all this complaining about unity, let me say that I evaluated all the desktop environments around for several times lately and came back to unity. There are several very nice features and I fully understand Canonical for doing their own way. The best alternatives around do - more or less - copy Windows (again). Unity has a few core features that make the difference in being more productive than on Windows.

Remember: Desktop, Task and window switching features are core features of a desktop environment. For people just using one app during the day it is pretty irrelevant which DE they use. For all those using more apps and more windows opened on more desktops the OS that will win the OS war will be that to handle this more efficiently. And I think Unity is on a good way.

But of course, missing functionality like this to be fixed ASAP - not just for the next Ubuntu-Version!

Is this bug confirmed to Unity for Ubuntu 12.04?

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Damián Nohales
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Is this bug confirmed to Unity for Ubuntu 12.04?

If my confirmation is enough to you, yes. ;-) - I am using 12.04 with
latest updates and for me it does not work - neither with files nor
with text.

Best regards, Martin.

This is a bug I have confirmed in every machine I ever tried since Ubuntu
11.10, in every possible state.

2012/6/19 Martin Wildam <email address hidden>

> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Damián Nohales
> <email address hidden> wrote:
> > Is this bug confirmed to Unity for Ubuntu 12.04?
>
> If my confirmation is enough to you, yes. ;-) - I am using 12.04 with
> latest updates and for me it does not work - neither with files nor
> with text.
>
> Best regards, Martin.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

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Nothing new on this one? Our company should migrate from 10.04 to 12.04 this summer, but this bug is the biggest show stopper since our applications rely heavily on dnd. I really don't want to put gnome fallback session or migrate to another distro just because this one can't be fixed.

I don't think anyone even cares about this anymore. I really just wanted a
word from the design team telling me that they won't fix it for the reason
X. It's far better than no one saying nothing and everyone getting used to
bad workarounds (like clicking the window's titlebar and selecting Always
on top and resize it to be able to drop from one window to another).

When I recommend Ubuntu to a friend and he/she uses it but complains about
a little problem, I am usually proud (and not ashamed) to admit the problem
exists and is bad but people are aware of it and working on it. I can't
really say the same about this problem here.

2012/6/28 Robert Hrovat <email address hidden>

> Nothing new on this one? Our company should migrate from 10.04 to 12.04
> this summer, but this bug is the biggest show stopper since our
> applications rely heavily on dnd. I really don't want to put gnome
> fallback session or migrate to another distro just because this one
> can't be fixed.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Confirmed
> Status in Unity 2D:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-2d” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the documents of that application should be shown with
> expose'. Add dismiss behavior on the specs.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-06-28
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged

@robi-hipnos and @pabloalmeidaff9; This is still on our todo list, but there are several bugs in this area that need to be fixed before it can be re-enabled. When it gets fixed really depends on finding someone to fix it, so if you are interested in working on this and submitting some patches it would be much appreciated ;-) If you need some advice on how to get started contributing to Ubuntu contact jcastro or njpatel on #ubuntu-desktop on Freenode IRC.

Robert Hrovat (robi-hipnos) wrote :

Basically you're saying that Unity is being developed without developers who can fix the mess underneath?
I didn't mean to criticise and if I was a developer I'd gladly help, but Ubuntu kind of forced us to use Unity which now seems to be only half finished. Nobody I know wants to switch to newer versions because desktop alternatives are as crappy as Unity itself so they stick to old releases which will soon become a security issue when support is dropped. We are not really facing a bright future here, don't we?

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-06-29
description: updated
Changed in unity:
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → nobody
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-07-02
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-09
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) → nobody
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-09
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Triaged → Invalid
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-10
no longer affects: unity-2d (Ubuntu)
affects: unity-2d → compiz-core-ubuntu
description: updated
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On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Pablo Almeida
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Suddenly, it works now for uploading to Gmail and Google+, both on Chromium
> and Firefox. Go figure...

Spreading of the windows does not work for me, but drag and drop to
the last active window works instead - at least with text or PDF or
zip.

It looks like as it depends on the mimetype of the dragged object, if
drag and drop works or not.

What for me works also: I have compizconfigsettingsmanager scale
plugin active bound to bottom right corner (without click - just move
the mouse to that corner). When I drag a file to that corner I get the
thumbnails of all windows on that desktop and then if I drag the file
over a thumbnail, wait a little then it gets the active window and
then I can drop it there.

HTH, Martin.

Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none

Thank you for accepting this as a bug - even for those who think that this is clear and logical, I appreciate this in the Ubuntu community because experienced big resistance to accept a complaint as a bug working with commercial software vendors.

Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
tags: added: exbacklog
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-14
no longer affects: compiz-core-ubuntu
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
avb (bntlnxsr) wrote :

@johnlea: "The main issue we have is with application support, but this is something app authors need to fix on a per app basis, not something we can fix in the shell."

I'm not a programmer, but I doubt this, as AWN Dock handles the issue without any problems. To me this indicates, that this is not a really enormous bug, that could not be solved in Unity. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 by the way.
Also, depending on filetype, Unity just greyes out some applications (when you try to drag a file), which seems like a much more complicated (and restrictive) "feature" to me.

Mathias Dietrich (theghost) wrote :

@johnlea "The main issue we have is with application support, but this is something app authors need to fix on a per app basis, not something we can fix in the shell."

I really doubt this too. So why is it working on KDE, Gnome Shell or XFCE ? I don't believe it is working there because it's fixed on per app basis...

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM, TheGhost <email address hidden> wrote:
> @johnlea "The main issue we have is with application support, but this
> is something app authors need to fix on a per app basis, not something
> we can fix in the shell."
>
> I really doubt this too. So why is it working on KDE, Gnome Shell or
> XFCE ? I don't believe it is working there because it's fixed on per app
> basis...

I also really think of a unity problem here. Dropping onto the window
itself (if visible) works in most cases so the problem is just the
spreading-out of the windows when hidden behind and you want to reach
it using unity.

Try the following:

Run ccsm, go to Windows Management -> Scale -> Bindings tab; set the
first screen shortcut ("Initiate Window picker") to bottom right.

Next open a text editor for example and a nautilus window. Go to a
folder that contains a text file and drag it to the bottom right. What
happens is that the open windows are spread as thumbnails over the
screen. Keep the mouse button pressed and hover over the text editor
window. After a few seconds waiting it comes to the foreground. Then
let loose the mouse button and the file is opened in the editor.

The same should happen, when hovering on the left side over the unity
launcher - the windows of that application should be displayed
thumbnailed and then hovering over one of the windows should bring it
to the front and activate it. That it should be technically possible
shows the experiment explained above. Actually this is my workaround
for the problem now.

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This trick works! Thanks! I'm wondering... we already have the code in
compiz for showing all windows, so all Unity needs is to call this plugin's
code and somehow filter it to only show only the windows for the
application being hovered, is that right? Seems easy enough. I never worked
with patches, packages and stuff, but if I'm the only person willing to do
it, I can try.

2012/10/3 Martin Wildam <email address hidden>

> On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM, TheGhost <email address hidden>
> wrote:
> > @johnlea "The main issue we have is with application support, but this
> > is something app authors need to fix on a per app basis, not something
> > we can fix in the shell."
> >
> > I really doubt this too. So why is it working on KDE, Gnome Shell or
> > XFCE ? I don't believe it is working there because it's fixed on per app
> > basis...
>
> I also really think of a unity problem here. Dropping onto the window
> itself (if visible) works in most cases so the problem is just the
> spreading-out of the windows when hidden behind and you want to reach
> it using unity.
>
> Try the following:
>
> Run ccsm, go to Windows Management -> Scale -> Bindings tab; set the
> first screen shortcut ("Initiate Window picker") to bottom right.
>
> Next open a text editor for example and a nautilus window. Go to a
> folder that contains a text file and drag it to the bottom right. What
> happens is that the open windows are spread as thumbnails over the
> screen. Keep the mouse button pressed and hover over the text editor
> window. After a few seconds waiting it comes to the foreground. Then
> let loose the mouse button and the file is opened in the editor.
>
> The same should happen, when hovering on the left side over the unity
> launcher - the windows of that application should be displayed
> thumbnailed and then hovering over one of the windows should bring it
> to the front and activate it. That it should be technically possible
> shows the experiment explained above. Actually this is my workaround
> for the problem now.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/7...

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Martin Wildam (mwildam) wrote :

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Pablo Almeida
<email address hidden> wrote:
> This trick works! Thanks! I'm wondering...

I am happy that I could help. :-)

> we already have the code in
> compiz for showing all windows, so all Unity needs is to call this plugin's
> code and somehow filter it to only show only the windows for the
> application being hovered, is that right?

Yes, that's exactly, what I think too.

> I never worked with patches, packages and stuff

Unfortunately this applies to me also - I did a lot of testing, but
never patching on my own. And unfortunately my available time does not
allow to dig into patching although I would feel great if I could
contribute also with patching. :-(

Best regards, Martin.

I'll try to take a look, at least. I still have some time before my time
starts running out easily again. Anyway, as this is a bug, if it get fixed,
it can still get into Quantal, I guess, so it's not like there's a deadline.

2012/10/5 Martin Wildam <email address hidden>

> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:55 AM, Pablo Almeida
> <email address hidden> wrote:
> > This trick works! Thanks! I'm wondering...
>
> I am happy that I could help. :-)
>
>
> > we already have the code in
> > compiz for showing all windows, so all Unity needs is to call this
> plugin's
> > code and somehow filter it to only show only the windows for the
> > application being hovered, is that right?
>
> Yes, that's exactly, what I think too.
>
>
> > I never worked with patches, packages and stuff
>
> Unfortunately this applies to me also - I did a lot of testing, but
> never patching on my own. And unfortunately my available time does not
> allow to dig into patching although I would feel great if I could
> contribute also with patching. :-(
>
> Best regards, Martin.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
> spread out windows belonging to that application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
>
> On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

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John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-10
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Critical
Changed in unity:
importance: High → Critical
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Critical
summary: - Dragging and holding a selection over an entry in the Launcher should
- spread out windows belonging to that application
+ Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
+ entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
+ application
Roy (roi-jacobson1) wrote :

Is this by any chance going to be backported to 12.04? It would a be pretty good idea to make DnD from a maximized window work on a LTS release.

Alket Rexhepi (alketii) wrote :

backport it please, we mortals are suffering here.

Kids - there is nothing to backport, so think not of that, for the present! :)

As a Quantal user, I can tell you this behavior is not implemented. You can see above, it's only marked Triaged. The 'Ayatana Design' component, which is marked Fix Committed, tracks whether the design team has approved this change. And they have.

Did the way that looks in Launchpad cause confusion for you? (I am genuinely curious.) Thanks.

Roy (roi-jacobson1) wrote :

@Edward, I know what 'fix commited' in ayatana design means, I meant to ask if this is going to be backported when fixed, because it is indeed a very disturbing bug.

Tom Ato (tomato2-71) on 2012-10-30
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

How difficult would this be to implement?

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-round-3
Terry Jones (terry-taralga) wrote :

This is a major issue for me on 12.04 and is a basic desktop feature.

Once the fix is released I think it is very important that it be provided as an update to the 12.04 LTS release.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Thank you. Looking forward to the fix.

Sorry, I wrongly change the status: From Fix Committed to Fix Released. If somebody need to change it, please do it.

I didn't want to cause any problems.

Thanks for understand me.

Balaji G (balajig81) on 2012-12-09
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
cicoandcico (cicoandcico) wrote :

Balaji, I think you changed the status by error as I can't find any patch or branch related. Could you revert to triaged?

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-12-10
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Triaged
jura (zinlun) on 2013-01-07
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Where is the code committed?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

The code is not committed, it seems he mistakenly changed the status.

Changed in unity:
status: Fix Released → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Triaged

Will this bug land in 13.04? I'm experiencing it in 12.10.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-02-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Critical → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Critical → High
Isiah Meadows (impinball) wrote :

As far as I know, this feature in its entirety does not exist in 13.04, even in a broken state. I do have a few questions regarding this:
1. Is this functionality even supposed to exist in any form on this version?
2. If it is, how can I tell if it actually does exist?
3. If it does exist, how would I be able to ensure that it is actually working?

This feature is waiting for a volunteer to step up and implement it. I did
not try it because I have no knowledge of Unity and Compiz and the sorts
whatsoever and am already engaged into other Ubuntu project of my own, but
it seems strange to me that nobody did yet because.

1. It is obvious that the lack of this feature is of huge impact for the
desktop usefulness of Ubuntu.
2. It is a REGRESSION. This feature was present in Unity on Ubuntu 11.04.
3. I might be very wrong but this seems like an easy fix. All one has to do
is capture the event of a mouse-hover while dragging something to trigger
the Spread animation in compiz, filtering it to display only the windows
belonging to the application being hovered. Somehow this looks like a
simple hack to me, but I might be wrong.

Can someone confirm it's only that? Because if it is, then I might do it by
the weekend, I guess?

2013/7/11 Isiah Meadows <email address hidden>

> As far as I know, this feature in its entirety does not exist in 13.04,
> even in a broken state. I do have a few questions regarding this:
> 1. Is this functionality even supposed to exist in any form on this
> version?
> 2. If it is, how can I tell if it actually does exist?
> 3. If it does exist, how would I be able to ensure that it is actually
> working?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
>
> On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

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Hamza (ckr-hamza) wrote :

Will this land in 13.10? It must not be that hard. This bug should have been fixed already. Unity launcher can perceive a file you are trying to drag and drop from a nautilus window. We can drag&drop a file to the trash icon, and it works.

This bug makes Unity useless. If we want to drag&drop a file from Archieve Manager to desktop, we have to make all windows minimized or to open the Desktop directory in a nautilus window, why?

As Pablo Almeida wrote, this must be an easy fix, obviously.

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@ckr-hamza; it will be fixed as soon as somebody volunteers to work on it. Are you offering to help? Patches gratefully accepted :-)

Hamza (ckr-hamza) wrote :

@johnlea ; as said above, @pabloalmeidaff9 wants a confirmation to start trying to fix this bug. I stated I agreed with him, giving some additional information. I think, the information I gave about the trash icon would be helpful for someone who will try to fix it.

What I posted was a comment and comments must be gratefully accepted, too.

Here are the files i think relevant for creating a SpreadOnDndHover-function:

In launcher/LauncherIcon.cpp, Line 116:
   mouse_enter.connect(sigc::mem_fun(this, &LauncherIcon::RecvMouseEnter));
seems to handle all clicks and mouseovers for quickmenu and handles collision by itself.

In launcher/Launcher.cpp, Line 2585:
   void Launcher::ProcessDndMove(int x, int y, std::list<char*> mimes)
and Line 2692:
   hovered_icon->SendDndEnter();

The scale function (ScaleWindowGroup) is called multiple times in `src/ApplicationLauncherIcon.cpp` and defined in `unity-shared/PluginAdapter.cpp:880`.

I hope all that is left to do is create a timer (and maybe a collision-case) for `ProcessDndMove`, call the akready implemented `ScaleWindowGroup` and add an action for `DndLeave` if (spread=true).

Unfortunatle I don't have the time nor experience to work on it myself right now, but hope I could point somebody to the right places to look at.

infernet (guattari) wrote :

This is bug is over three years old. Is someone working on this? Drag and drop is a basic functionality of every modern desktop. I can't believe no one has worked on this for three years, when there are even comments from Mark Shuttleworth about the criticality of this issue.

Joaquin (jknvv13) wrote :

I think ubuntu missed every basic feature on their desktop.
El 20/09/2013 10:11, "infernet" <email address hidden> escribió:

> This is bug is over three years old. Is someone working on this? Drag
> and drop is a basic functionality of every modern desktop. I can't
> believe no one has worked on this for three years, when there are even
> comments from Mark Shuttleworth about the criticality of this issue.
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (963548).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
>
> On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>

I'm experiencing this bug still in 13.10.

Angelo Pantano (ghilteras) wrote :

guys, I dont understand if this bug is fixed or not, but I am still getting it in 13.04

Duke (duke1995) wrote :

Apparently this bug is not fixed yet. As Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will still be shipping with Unity 7, I hope it will be fixed by then. Unfortunately I don't have the necessary skills to do it myself. Thanks a lot in advance to the person who can get it fixed, I think it would really improve the Unity user experience.

It is very sad to see a 3 years old critical issue abandoned.

Reminds me of this *7 years* old issue from OpenOffice Project: https://issues.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=5608

Maybe we are going that way? :P

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

Yeah, this is one of my favourite issues too, but I'm reliably told it's
a ton of work in X and we should just nail this in Unity8.

Mark

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
mmalmeida (mmalmeida) wrote :

Interestng Mark.

So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss (at least in my company)!

Joaquin (jknvv13) wrote :

A thing that I don't know is why this bug is being ignored since it was
created...

Why doesn't anyone knows about this annoying bug?
El 10/03/2014 17:01, "mmalmeida" <email address hidden> escribió:

> Interestng Mark.
>
> So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that
> losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and
> to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss (at
> least in my company)!
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (774240).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
>
> On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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People do know. Mark himself already commented on this thread.
On Mar 10, 2014 2:36 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:

> A thing that I don't know is why this bug is being ignored since it was
> created...
>
> Why doesn't anyone knows about this annoying bug?
> El 10/03/2014 17:01, "mmalmeida" <email address hidden> escribió:
>
> > Interestng Mark.
> >
> > So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that
> > losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and
> > to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss (at
> > least in my company)!
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > duplicate bug report (774240).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> >
> > Title:
> > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> > application
> >
> > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > Fix Committed
> > Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> > Fix Released
> > Status in Unity:
> > Triaged
> > Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> >
> > Bug description:
> > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> > spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> > windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
> >
> > Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
> >
> > -----------------------------------------------
> >
> > History:
> >
> > This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> > 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
> >
> > On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
> >
> > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> >
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (870769).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>
> Title:
> Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> application
>
> Status in Ayatana Design:
> Fix Committed
> Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> Fix Released
> Status in Unity:
> Triaged
> Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>
> Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>
> -----------------------------------------------
>
> History:
>
> This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> 2011-...

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Yep, also people know about global heating, but doesn't make any change.
El 10/03/2014 18:55, "Pablo Almeida" <email address hidden> escribió:

> People do know. Mark himself already commented on this thread.
> On Mar 10, 2014 2:36 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> > A thing that I don't know is why this bug is being ignored since it was
> > created...
> >
> > Why doesn't anyone knows about this annoying bug?
> > El 10/03/2014 17:01, "mmalmeida" <email address hidden> escribió:
> >
> > > Interestng Mark.
> > >
> > > So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that
> > > losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and
> > > to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss (at
> > > least in my company)!
> > >
> > > --
> > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > > duplicate bug report (774240).
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> > >
> > > Title:
> > > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over
> an
> > > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> > > application
> > >
> > > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > > Fix Committed
> > > Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> > > Fix Released
> > > Status in Unity:
> > > Triaged
> > > Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> > > Triaged
> > >
> > > Bug description:
> > > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > > Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with
> the
> > > spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> > > windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
> > >
> > > Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
> > >
> > > -----------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > History:
> > >
> > > This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> > > 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
> > >
> > > On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
> > >
> > > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> > >
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > duplicate bug report (870769).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> >
> > Title:
> > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over an
> > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> > application
> >
> > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > Fix Committed
> > Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> > Fix Released
> > Status in Unity:
> > Triaged
> > Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> > Triaged
> >
> > Bug description:
> > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with the
> > spread. The user should ...

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I've tried taking a look at Unity's code once but I couldn't understand
anything. It's poorly commented, I couldn't find documentation or someone
to help me at the mailing lists. Then I gave up.
On Mar 10, 2014 3:05 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:

> Yep, also people know about global heating, but doesn't make any change.
> El 10/03/2014 18:55, "Pablo Almeida" <email address hidden> escribió:
>
> > People do know. Mark himself already commented on this thread.
> > On Mar 10, 2014 2:36 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > > A thing that I don't know is why this bug is being ignored since it was
> > > created...
> > >
> > > Why doesn't anyone knows about this annoying bug?
> > > El 10/03/2014 17:01, "mmalmeida" <email address hidden> escribió:
> > >
> > > > Interestng Mark.
> > > >
> > > > So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that
> > > > losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and
> > > > to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss (at
> > > > least in my company)!
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > > > duplicate bug report (774240).
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> > > >
> > > > Title:
> > > > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over
> > an
> > > > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> > > > application
> > > >
> > > > Status in Ayatana Design:
> > > > Fix Committed
> > > > Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
> > > > Fix Released
> > > > Status in Unity:
> > > > Triaged
> > > > Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
> > > > Triaged
> > > >
> > > > Bug description:
> > > > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in the
> > > > Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with
> > the
> > > > spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in a
> > > > windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
> > > >
> > > > Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
> > > >
> > > > -----------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > History:
> > > >
> > > > This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity on
> > > > 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
> > > >
> > > > On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
> > > >
> > > > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> > > duplicate bug report (870769).
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
> > >
> > > Title:
> > > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection over
> an
> > > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
> > > application...

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Also, it is in C. But not your plain C. THAT kind of C.
On Mar 10, 2014 3:09 PM, "<email address hidden>" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> I've tried taking a look at Unity's code once but I couldn't understand
> anything. It's poorly commented, I couldn't find documentation or someone
> to help me at the mailing lists. Then I gave up.
> On Mar 10, 2014 3:05 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>> Yep, also people know about global heating, but doesn't make any change.
>> El 10/03/2014 18:55, "Pablo Almeida" <email address hidden>
>> escribió:
>>
>> > People do know. Mark himself already commented on this thread.
>> > On Mar 10, 2014 2:36 PM, "Joaquin" <email address hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> > > A thing that I don't know is why this bug is being ignored since it
>> was
>> > > created...
>> > >
>> > > Why doesn't anyone knows about this annoying bug?
>> > > El 10/03/2014 17:01, "mmalmeida" <email address hidden>
>> escribió:
>> > >
>> > > > Interestng Mark.
>> > > >
>> > > > So this probably won't go into 14.04. It is a pitty - I think that
>> > > > losing the ability to drag and drop from one place to the other (and
>> > > > to/from file roller in particular) is a massive productivity loss
>> (at
>> > > > least in my company)!
>> > > >
>> > > > --
>> > > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
>> > > > duplicate bug report (774240).
>> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/607796
>> > > >
>> > > > Title:
>> > > > Launcher, Window management - Dragging and holding a selection
>> over
>> > an
>> > > > entry in the Launcher should spread out windows belonging to that
>> > > > application
>> > > >
>> > > > Status in Ayatana Design:
>> > > > Fix Committed
>> > > > Status in One Hundred Papercuts:
>> > > > Fix Released
>> > > > Status in Unity:
>> > > > Triaged
>> > > > Status in "unity" package in Ubuntu:
>> > > > Triaged
>> > > >
>> > > > Bug description:
>> > > > If the user drags and hold a file over a running application in
>> the
>> > > > Launcher, all the windows of that application should be shown with
>> > the
>> > > > spread. The user should then be able to drag and drop the file in
>> a
>> > > > windows in the spread to load the file into that specific window.
>> > > >
>> > > > Bug #727903 needs to be fixed at the same time.
>> > > >
>> > > > -----------------------------------------------
>> > > >
>> > > > History:
>> > > >
>> > > > This bug had been previously fixed as "buggybutclosed" for Unity
>> on
>> > > > 2011-04-18, leaving this function with other bugs:
>> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727903
>> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727904
>> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/727902
>> > > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/764424
>> > > >
>> > > > On 2011-10-18, it was reopened for regression in Oneiric.
>> > > >
>> > > > To manage notifications about this bug go to:
>> > > >
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/607796/+subscriptions
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > > --
>> > > You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
>> > > duplicate bug repor...

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description: updated
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 7.2.1
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 0.9.11.0
status: New → In Progress
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
tags: added: dnd

In Progress? Wow! I would love to see this bug gets fixed in Trusty.

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