No way to Run command in a terminal when using ALT-F2.

Reported by Derek White on 2011-11-04
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Title says it all.

Alt-F2
sudo apt-get update

And, nothing happens. This is quite annoying. It is "Run a command" not "Run a GUI application".

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Desired solution:
- having a checkbox "run in a terminal" in an alt + F2 view. This checkbox will spawn the default application terminal and run the command there.
- The fallback can be as well, for every command we don't find a desktop file for it, run in a terminal by default.

Tags: udp Edit Tag help
Derek White (d-man97) on 2011-11-04
description: updated
Ankit Saini (ankit28595) on 2011-11-05
summary: - No way to Run in a terminal.
+ No way to Run command in a terminal when using ALT-F2.
Ankit Saini (ankit28595) on 2011-11-05
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Ankit Saini (ankit28595) on 2011-11-06
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Opinion → New
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Do we need a "run command in terminal" option?

As for the filter thing remaining open, I cannot reproduce it.

Marking needs-design over whether we need the "run command in terminal" option

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-12-08
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-12-08
description: updated
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
tags: added: udp
removed: needs-design
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-08-06
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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