Dash: Applications should have higher preference

Bug #737379 reported by Owais Lone on 2011-03-18
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Neil J. Patel
unity (Ubuntu)
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

When searching for something in Dash, files and folders is painted before applications. IMO, applications should be displayed first. If I search for the term "firefox", I'm presented with files I've used with firefox first and then firefox itself. If I want to open a file, I'll search for it's exact name or path not the application I opened it with.

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Gord Allott: Pending requested 2011-04-07

I have the apps first here - what version of Unity are you using? ('apt-cache policy unity' will tell you)

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :


Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-03-18
tags: added: needs-design
Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

I have apps first too. Are you sure that the applications daemon is running at all?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

Yes, it is working but somehow 'files and folders' show before 'applications' in Dash while searching. What more info can I provide?

Jorge Castro (jorge) wrote :

I can reproduce this. When using the askubuntu place at lp:askubuntu-lens the dash returns those results on top, and then the applications below it instead of the other way around.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

I just got it as well.

Seems the places are racing on startup to get the top spot or something.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Fix Released
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 3.8.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-04-06
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.8.4-0ubuntu1

unity (3.8.4-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - [fglrx] compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in nux::IOpenGLSurface::UnlockRect()
      (LP: #685682)
    - SIGSEGV in g_atomic_int_get (LP: #688803)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in bamf_factory_view_for_path()
      (LP: #717684)
    - New window tracking system breaks in the case where windows try to
      restack relative to destroyed windows that were never mapped
      (LP: #723014)
    - Numpad 'Enter' doesn't work on highlighted items in dash, places-files and
      places-apps (LP: #741615)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in free() (LP: #738864)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_closure_invoke() (LP: #741674)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in CompWindow::id() (LP: #742028)
    - Windows that reparent away from the root before they are mapped can
      cause other windows to become invisible (and compiz to crash)
      (LP: #743011)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() (LP: #743414)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_object_get_qdata() (LP: #742905)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_closure_invoke() (LP: #748033)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in CompScreen::dpy() (LP: #751372)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in __kernel_vsyscall() (LP: #744867)
    - unity-window-decorator crashed with SIGSEGV in gdk_window_get_events()
      (LP: #725284)
    - Missing icons in app launcher (LP: #728393)
    - Multiple quick clicks on launcher icon with multiple windows completely
      crashes Unity (LP: #731790)
    - Add a test case for invisible windows regressions (LP: #736876)
    - Re-sync with xquerytree to avoid stacking order issues (LP: #740465)
    - Wrong window moves (LP: #741656)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_cclosure_marshal_VOID__VOID()
      (LP: #742280)
    - panel superposition (LP: #742859)
    - unity-window-decorator doesn't start on secondary X session
      (LP: #730495)
    - Unity Launcher stops autohiding and is not responsive (LP: #744325)
    - dash categories dropdown menu leaves "ghost" on desktop (LP: #746800)
    - new dialogs open close enough of the launcher to make hide (LP: #747302)
    - dnd from the application place to the launcher works only once
      (LP: #747316)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in CompWindow::id() while opening tcl/tk
      interface of R (LP: #747439)
    - minimize animates window fading to the top left corner (ubuntu symbol)
      (LP: #747765)
    - Spread - Clicking on a app icon to spread the windows must always show
      all the windows, regardless of whether or not some of the windows are
      minimised (LP: #750349)
    - Launcher - Show visual de-coupling of Launcher app icons (LP: #751196)
    - unity-window-decorator crashed with SIGSEGV in event_filter_func()
      (LP: #748317)
    - Pressing Super-W to switch windows also presents Dash (LP: #753453)
    - Don't create windows over the launcher (LP: #688816)
    - Unity Grid is broken for multi-monitor setups (LP: #709221)
    - F10 key does not move focus to indicators when on the desktop.
      (LP: #727548)
    - dynamic ...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Suor (suor-web) wrote :

Still having this bug in Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity 7.1.2+13.10.20131014.1-0ubuntu1

Suor (suor-web) wrote :

And it's extremely annoying. Like I type "dc" it finds "dc++", I hit Enter, it suddenly finds some folder and opens one of them.

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