alt-tab - When the ALT key is pressed, there should be a very short delay before the app menu is exposed in the top bar

Bug #855521 reported by John Lea on 2011-09-21
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

When the ALT key is pressed, there should be a short delay before the app menu is exposed in the top bar. This is to prevent the top bar 'flickering' everything the alt-tab function is used. The length of the delay should be long enough that the menu does not appear when a user presses ALT and a fraction of a moment later presses TAB, but no longer.

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John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-21
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: onew udo
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-21
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
Changed in unity:
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress

Fixed in lp:~3v1n0/unity/panelmenu-fixes I actually set the delay before showing the menus at 180ms, it seems fine but it could be tuned.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.18.0
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.18.0-0ubuntu1

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unity (4.18.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
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    - Start ...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-28
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-03
tags: added: reviewedbydesigno
removed: onew udo
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