Dash - Pressing "Page Down/Page Up" does not work in Dash

Bug #913612 reported by Brendan Griffin on 2012-01-09
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Christopher Townsend
7.2
Medium
Christopher Townsend
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Christopher Townsend

Bug Description

When trying to page down or page up in the Dash it never works.

Steps to reproduce:
1.) press Super+A
2.) expand the "Installed" category so that all installed applications are viewable, resulting in lots of rows of icons
3.) press the "Page Down" key with the intention of advancing the view of icons down one page. Nothing happens. The "page down" key will not move the view down one page.

Please make it so that "Page Down" and "Page Up" work in the dash so users can use these keys when looking at lots and lots of icons.

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Desired Solution:

- When the Dash is open the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN keys should scroll the Dash up and down.

(note this behaviour was specified in section "2.4.2.2 Keyboard navigation" of the original Dash spec.

Tags: udp Edit Tag help

Related branches

lp:~townsend/unity/fix-dash-page-up-down
Merged into lp:unity at revision 3970
Marco Trevisan (Treviño): Approve on 2015-05-08
PS Jenkins bot: Approve (continuous-integration) on 2015-05-05
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Successfully reproduced on Precise.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Not an accessibility issue, though, since users will still be able to use the arrow keys to change focus, one icon at a time.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-28
description: updated
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-19
description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-19
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

At the moment, page up and page down jump between section headings, and change the focus. I'm happy though to change them to be entirely scroll based.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2012-04-23
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-05-14
summary: - Pressing "Page Down/Page Up" does not work in DASH
+ Dash - Pressing "Page Down/Page Up" does not work in Dash
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2012-07-19
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 6.2
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-08-10
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.2 → 6.4
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.4 → 6.6
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

@Andrea, are you still working on this?

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: 6.6 → 7.0
Luis Alvarado (luisalvarado) wrote :

For me it works the following way:

When pressing Page Down/Up it goes from one section to the other, while pressing the arrow keys it goes from one item to the next. In the Case of the App lens, it goes from Recently Used section to Installed Section if I press Page down. If I however press the down key it goes one item at a time, going from each app for example in the Installed section. If this is the intended behaviour I find it perfect.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-04-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.0 → 7.0.1
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.0.1 → 7.3.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.2 → 7.3.3
Changed in unity:
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.3.2+15.10.20150522-0ubuntu1

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unity (7.3.2+15.10.20150522-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Add necessary signaling to set the BFB icon's tooltip and the Home
    Scope's default search string to accurately reflect if searching
    online is enabled or disabled in unity-system-settings. (LP:
    #1202160, #1101662)
  * Enable real page up/page down key navigation in the Dash. When using
    these keys the view scrolls the length of the visible view. (LP:
    #913612)
  * If Spread/Expo is active, then terminate it when entering Launcher
    keynav mode. (LP: #1447810)
  * If dragging an application:// uri type from the Dash to the desktop,
    change it to a file:// uri type so Nautilus can understand the type
    a make a copy of it on the desktop. (LP: #1241972)
  * Wait on Spread to be terminated before showing the Quicklist. (LP:
    #1441626)

  [ Luke Yelavich ]
  * Implement scope bar icon accessibility (LP: #1457073)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * ResultViewGrid: wait for double-click event only if the relative
    result needs the Preview (LP: #1447372, #1291950)

 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:21:14 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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