[Lucid] Compiz expo plugin Super+S keybinding conflicts with indicator-applet Super+S keybinding to access session menu.

Reported by Luke Yelavich on 2011-03-17
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Indicator Applet
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
indicator-applet (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When using classic GNOME with Compiz, I expect to be able to navigate to the session menu as well as other indicators by pressing Super + S. However, this is no longer possible, due to a recent change in compiz-plugins-main to use Super+S for the expo plugin.

Either the keybinding for the compiz plugin is re-assessed, or we change the keybinding for accessing the indicators in indicator-applet-complete with the keyboard.

 affects ubuntu/compiz-plugins-main

 affects ubuntu/indicator-applet

 affects indicator-applet

David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-03-18
tags: added: a11y
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 3.8
tags: added: udt
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Is the <Super>+S binding based on any other pseudo-industry standard (eg. use by other operating systems), or was it a random pick?

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Luke Yelavich (themuso) wrote :

I think Super + S was chosen because it meant S for Session menu, as the session menu is what opens when Super + S is pressed with either indicator-applet-session or indicator-applet-complete loaded into the panel.

Sean (phantasmigoria99) wrote :

This bug is present in 10.04 LTS. Because 10.04 (desktop) will be maintained for another two years, please fix this bug. It is very frustrating.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-28
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8 → 3.8.2
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.8.2 → 3.8.4
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-04-01
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Could a core-dev nominate the indicator-applet task to Lucid? I wasn't able to do so, it seemed to generate an OOPS.

summary: - Compiz expo plugin Super+S keybinding conflicts with indicator-applet
- Super+S keybinding to access session menu.
+ [Lucid] Compiz expo plugin Super+S keybinding conflicts with indicator-
+ applet Super+S keybinding to access session menu.
Changed in indicator-applet:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in indicator-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

The problem would be solved if bug 554713 were solved and it would be possible to change the Super + S shortcut, however it would not solve the conflict in default ocnfiguration.

However, this does not affect unity as ALT+F10 is used to access indicator (and shortcuts to individual indicators are not supported), but it affects gnome-fallback with Compiz.

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