HUD - auto-complete should focus on mouse-over

Reported by Matthew Addison on 2012-03-24
6
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

With current behavior:

- Assume user has Firefox window active, and has a couple of applications running in system panel.
- User presses 'Alt' and enters text "pref"
- Auto-complete list shows four choices, from different applications. First choice is in focus, and a small app icon appears where the dash normally is, indicating which application the option belongs to.
- User presses keyboard down arrow. Focus moves down to next auto-complete choice, and "dash" icon changes to the icon for that app. There is no confusion about which application you are about to interface with.

Problem:

If user wants to use mouse, it is unclear which applications own the auto-complete suggestions beyond the first in the list. User cannot discover which application owned the action in the HUD auto-complete list until after he clicks it. A screenshot is attached showing the problem (which applications own the two "> Preferences" entries?).

Solution:

Update the auto-complete suggestion list focus on mouse-over. This way, when the user goes to click an entry, the focus will change to where user's mouse is pointed, and the "dash" icon will update to the icon of the application that owns the entry. The user will know which application he is about to act upon.

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Desired Solution:

Update the auto-complete suggestion list focus on mouse-over. This means:

- move the focus box

- update the app icon to reflect the currently focused app

- update the gray auto-complete text in the search box (when this is implemented, this feature is not in the 12.04 implementation of the HUD)

description: updated
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-23
description: updated
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
tags: added: hud
summary: - HUD improvement: change auto-complete focus on mouse-over
+ HUD - auto-complete should focus on mouse-over
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-06-11
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-12
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: High → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

Fixed in Quantal.

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2013-06-20
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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