Dash: Applications should have higher preference

Reported by Owais Lone on 2011-03-18
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Medium
Neil J. Patel
unity-2d
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
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.

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

Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

3.6.6-0ubuntu1

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 O. 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

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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 ...

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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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