Alt-tab - Even if a window spread is entered by pressing the down arrow key, on reaching the end of the spread the user should move to the next application.

Reported by John Lea on 2011-10-17
8
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Critical
John Lea
Unity
High
Jason Smith
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Jason Smith

Bug Description

Currently if a user enters the alt-tab window spread by pausing, on reaching the end of the spread they return to the app switching list. However if a user enters the alt-tab window spread by pressing the down arrow key, on reaching the end of the spread they loop back to the beginning of the spread.

In recent user testing, having these two different modes of navigation proved very confusing to a number of users.

Desired solution:

- Even if a window spread is entered by pressing the down arrow key, on reaching the end of the spread the user should move to the next application (the same behaviour as when a user enters a alt-tab window spread by pausing)

Related branches

lp:~jassmith/unity/unity.fix-alt-tab-progression
Merged into lp:unity at revision 2025
Gord Allott (community): Needs Fixing on 2012-02-21
Thomas Voß: Needs Information on 2012-02-21
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-17
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: udp
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Triaged
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2012-02-17
tags: added: top5p
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Medium → Critical
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-20
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Critical
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-21
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Critical → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-03-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 5.8.0
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
milestone: 5.8.0 → 5.6.0
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-03-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-04-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-16
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-04-20
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-04-20
tags: removed: udo udp
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