Dragging an app to the Trash should give the option to uninstall it

Reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2011-08-06
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Current behavior:
Dragging an app from the dash to the launcher adds it to the launcher
Dragging an app from the launcher to the trash removes it from the launcher.

Suggested improvement:
Dragging an app from the dash or the launcer to the trash should ask the user if he'd like to uninstall the app.

Obviously, Unity should be keeping track of whether the user had sudo privileges and should not show this uninstall prompt (or the apps available for download either).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.6.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-7.9-generic 3.0.0
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Sat Aug 6 19:17:52 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-06-17 (50 days ago)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-08-07
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Undecided
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-21
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion

I previously reported this in Unity as bug #810621. It was closed as opinion with no comment. (I've just set it as a dup of this one).

I don't really understand the status of this bug. It is tagged as design-needed, but the ayatana-design bug task has been closed as opinion while the unity task is set to incomplete, presumably waiting for design feedback.

I really would be nice if people would leave comments when changing bug status.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-25
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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