Dash - Make statefulness of Dash Home and Dash Lenses consistent

Bug #914759 reported by John Lea on 2012-01-11
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Currently individual Dash Lenses are stateful (within the session), but the Dash Home is not. The purpose of this is to enable the Dash Home to be used for quick retrieval by taping the Super Key and then typing a phrase. However this functionality makes the Dash Home and Dash Lenses inconsistent. However there is a solution that both enables the both the quick retrieval use case and also brings constancy to the Dash.

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Desired resolution:

- The Dash Home should become stateful (exactly the same as the Lenses)

- Whenever the Dash is opened, the search queries in the Dash Home and all the Lenses are automatically selected. This means that if the user types a letter, the search string is replaced by the letter typed. However if the user presses the right cursor key, clicks in the search box, etc... the search query is deselected. The user can then adjust/add to the search query as desired.

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John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-01-11
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog

I have this working as requested in the home-lenses branch I've attached

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: backlog → 5.2.0
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-02-01
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-02-03
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.2.0-0ubuntu1

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unity (5.2.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Unity needs a way to switch (tab) between windows on current workspace
      (LP: #863399)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in BamfLauncherIcon::NameForWindow()
      (LP: #865840)
    - Gradual degradation in desktop performance. (LP: #888039)
    - compiz (unity) crashes with SIGSEGV when a window is minimized.
      (LP: #918329)
    - FavoriteStore external change support (LP: #681503)
    - Launcher - Make Launcher left of screen reveal more responsive and less
      prone to false positives (LP: #765819)
    - Window auto-maximise functionality should be disabled on monitors with a
      resolution above 1024 x 600 (LP: #797808)
    - Dash: very high latency responding to input (LP: #828582)
    - Dash - Behaviour of the 'All' button in the Dash filters broken in
      several ways (LP: #841864)
    - alt-tab - The app title in the top left of the top bar should change as
      the alt-tab focus changes (LP: #855516)
    - Keyboard shortcut - Add keyboard shortcut hint overlay that is displayed
      when a user presses and holds the Super key (LP: #855532)
    - Unity crashes when started in an environment without utouch support
      (LP: #860707)
    - Dash - Remove Dash Home shortcut icons (LP: #885738)
    - Dash - Most Frequently Used apps change to Recently Used, without
      Launcher favorites (LP: #893214)
    - Should have a launcher on every monitor (LP: #915944)
    - Launcher autohide behaviour on multi-monitor (LP: #915946)
    - the unity wrapper should kill compiz before restarting it (LP: #919132)
    - Launcher - Implement workspace/launcher cross interactions (LP: #690143)
    - Application icons should only display windows from the current workspace
      in the window spread (LP: #689733)
    - Notification area ("system tray") missing when using dual monitors of
      different sizes, with their bottoms aligned (LP: #778256)
    - Clicking Nautilus launcher icon fails to open a Nautilus file explorer
      window when copying a file and all other Nautilus windows are closed /
      bamf should skip the taskbar (LP: #784804)
    - Dash - the search box is not aligned correctly relative to the Launcher
      BFB button (LP: #838904)
    - Dash - A expand/collapse arrow is missing from all the filter category
      headers (LP: #841870)
    - Dash - the filter buttons should not have a mouse over state
      (LP: #838901)
    - Dash - the "Filter results" text is the wrong size, wrong font weight,
      and aligned incorrectly in both the vertical and horizontal axis
      (LP: #863240)
    - Add SUPER+TAB switching mode that enables the user to switch
      applications via the Launcher (LP: #891620)
    - Software Centre - automatically add app icon to launcher (LP: #761851)
    - Compiz add transparency to titlebar along with the panel (LP: #912682)
    - The search box is too opaque and dark (LP: #913717)
    - Dash - Make statefulness of Dash Home and Dash Lenses consistent
      (LP: #914759)
    - Unity 5.0: "All" button for filters render as "..." (LP: #91...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

I've read that bug, but I don't see how this is an improvement.. I want to see the default screen when I open dash, not what I was looking for last time. I don't normally want to use the same thing multiple times in a row. Why not have the text box selected so you can easily type something if you want to, but you see the default screen, not the document that you were looking for an hour ago? Seems like your adding more work.

I understand that if you are searching for a log file that this may be somewhat beneficial, but I think the benefit is less than the loss in this situation. If I search for calculator, odds are fairly good that I won't be searching for the calculator again. Why not be able to open the dash and hit the down arrow for a history or something along those lines?

Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-03-08
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
removed: udp
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