Killing Gnome-Do resets shortcut & doesn't let Do launch at startup

Bug #1088470 reported by Bob Merhebi on 2012-12-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-do (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On several occasions I was forced to kill some applications including Gnome Do. After I kill & relaunch Gnome Do, the assigned shortcut is reset to nothing, but i get the main interface from which I could reassign the shortcut from the preferences menu.

This last time, I was not able to get the window to reassign the shortcut! No matter how many times I try, Gnome Do doesn't launch (graphically); it is running in the background.

The only way I found to circumvent this & launch the interface was to launch two instances from the terminal!
After I set the shorcut I would quit both & relaunch it as normal!

There must be an easier way to access the preferences!

Btw, I think it would be useful in such cases if Gnome Do had a cli interface or at least some options!

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04

  Installed: 0.8.5-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.8.5-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
     0.9-1~precise1 0
        100 precise-backports/universe amd64 Packages
 *** 0.8.5-2ubuntu1 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-do 0.8.5-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-34.53-generic 3.2.33
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu15
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Dec 10 11:52:06 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120823.1)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-do
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bob Merhebi (bobmerhebi) wrote :
Bob Merhebi (bobmerhebi) wrote :
Bob Merhebi (bobmerhebi) on 2012-12-13
description: updated

 affects do
 status confirmed
 importance medium

 affects ubuntu/gnome-do
 status confirmed
 importance medium

I think I've seen this; Do should certainly not lose its binding if it's
killed, and Do should always have a binding for summon.

I'll think more about how to handle the ‘I'd like to change the
preferences’ startup case.

Changed in gnome-do (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
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