dash- Search field should have Right-Click menu

Reported by Eylem on 2011-03-16
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This bug affects 9 people
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I think mouse right-click menu should be enabled in the text field for Dash. It should include "Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Select All", which is kind of standard. I believe many desktop users will be missing this feature and it completes the Dash experience.

Eylem (eylemkoca) wrote :

Still valid after 3.6.6.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

This is probably on the larger side of bitesize, but shouldn't be too terribly complex. The square shapes are the raw keycodes getting turned in characters, it should just be catching the keypresses like the others, and manipulating the X clipboard.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bitesize
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

For copying with ctrl+c there is bug 737732. For cutting with ctrl+x there is bug 737731. bug 737752 also is on a related problem. So remains the right click menu for that affecting ayatana-design

summary: - Copy or Paste or Mouse Right-Click not working in Dash
+ dash- Search field should have Mouse Right-Click not working in Dash
summary: - dash- Search field should have Mouse Right-Click not working in Dash
+ dash- Search field should have Right-Click menu
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I have edited the bug description but I dont think right click menu is needed for this case because search field is mainly for performing searches and less for text manipulation of text.

I agree, I also think that items in the dash should have a context menu, like "pin the applauncher"

cicoandcico (cicoandcico) wrote :

Still present in Oneiric. Also, dash text should be selectable by mouse drag.
An average Google user would expect this. :)

cicoandcico (cicoandcico) wrote :

Also, dash should support text drag/drop from and to applications. For example, selecting a word in this page, and dragging it in the dash, should open a dash search for that word (like "Search with Google").
Should I open another bug for this?

Alain Lessard (alales) on 2011-11-09
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Alain Lessard (alales)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-11-22
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this needs ack from design team so I am going to mark it as incomplete.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
assignee: Alain Lessard (alales) → nobody
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
tags: added: needs-design
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