Implement a way to switch apps on the unity launcher using scroll wheel

Bug #743150 reported by Suvish V.T. on 2011-03-26
This bug affects 2 people
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Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

In the unity launcher, the only way to switch apps is using the keyboard shortcuts or a mouse click. A good way, implemented by existing launchers, is to use the mouse scroll to switch between the active apps. The mouse click method to switch apps is especially cumbersome when there are multiple documents open in the same app (for eg. evince).

A mouse scroll on the grouped app icon would switch between the documents, other wise, it would switch between all apps.

This bug is awaiting design feedback before progress can be made. Confirming that there is a question to be answered. Will be marked triaged when design gives a suitable direction forward.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
PabloPueblo (jlmolero) wrote :

I love the Unity launcher, but i really miss this feature from docky, made too easy to change between windows of the same application.

That would conflict with the scrolling behaviour that happens now when there are a lot of elements in the launcher. Why not put all instances of the application in the top of the quicklist? That happened in Docky too, from what I remember.

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