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

Bug #886392 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
Won't Fix
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
Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

As part of the big bug clear up for 16.04 we have reviewed this bug and we will not be working on it in the near future. Sorry we can't offer you a fix. We will of course review patches if anyone submits them. Please stop by IRC to discuss this option.

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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