Pressing Super key does not reveal Unity Dash

Bug #900191 reported by Alessio "Spinus" Moscatello on 2011-12-05
This bug affects 4 people
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onboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Oneiric, I've just noticed that I cannot reveal the Dash pressing "Super Key" in Onboard

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tags: added: oneiric
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

I'd like that fixed too. However this doesn't seem to be doable with sending keys strokes through python-virtkey, as onboard does currently. Using at-spi to send key strokes may be an option and I was going to look into this anyway.
Confirming for now.

Changed in onboard:
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in onboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: a11y
removed: accessibility
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

Trunk has a fix for this now, pressing left or right Super reveals the launcher. Opening Dash requires pressing Super+Tab.
With Super alone, opening the launcher (and not Dash) is the best I can do at the moment. In order to open Dash, Unity apparently checks for a very short duration between super key press and release. I haven't found a way to achieve that duration without disabling the sticky key feature and we need sticky keys to allow for entering Super key combinations.

Changed in onboard:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package onboard - 0.98.0-0ubuntu1

onboard (0.98.0-0ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low

  * Freeze exception request for new upstream release (LP: #1041303)
  * debian/pycompat: removed as not used anymore
  * debian/control:
    - Build-Depends:
      + replace python and python-all-dev with python3-all-dev
      + replace python-distutils-extra with python3-distutils-extra
      + remove libxi-dev as libgtk-3-dev pulls it in
    - remove X-Python-Version and set X-Python3-Version: >= 3.2
    - Depends:
      + remove ${python:Depends}, python-cairo, python-dbus,
        python-virtkey (>= 0.60.0) and gir1.2-wnck-3.0
      + add ${python3:Depends}, python3-cairo, python3-gi-cairo,
        python3-dbus and python3-virtkey (>= 0.61.0)
  * debian/rules:
    - enhance it to work with python2 and python3
    - add procedure to switch between python2 and python3
    - add --without python-support to appease lintian
  * debian/onboard.lintian-override:
    - override missing manual message
    - override extra-license-file message
  * Move gsettings path to /org/onboard (LP: #982699); thanks R. Ancell
  * Various visual improvements:
    - push down effect on keys
    - keys now have shadows
    - smaller touch handles
    - tweak images used by click buttons and other keys
    - smoother transparency transitions
  * Detect window manager to care for its specificities
  * Add command line option to override automatic environment detection
  * Mark command line help as translatable
  * Add middle click in hover click mode; requires mousetweaks >= 3.3.90
  * Various auto-show fixes
  * Stop endless loop of auto-show on top of unity dash
  * Fix some show/hide problems
  * Stop wiggling of launcher icons on show/hide of keyboard window
  * Various python3 adaptions, trying to keep python2 compatibility
  * Move to python3 needs virtkey version >= 0.61.0
  * Switch all translated strings to unicode (LP: #933030)
  * Make python3 the default
  * Don't show disabled buttons when XEmbedding (LP: #1019593)
  * Don't create the icon palette when XEmbedding
  * Add new color scheme to follow the HighContrastInverse theme update
  * Stayon top of full-screen windows in force-to-top mode (LP: #1035578)
  * Fix keyboard and icon palette not always above dash
  * Add lockdown key to disable all dwell-activation
  * Adapt to WM_NAMEs of Unity version 6
  * Write message listing dependencies when sdist fails
  * Add tests to check translations for errors, uses python-nose
  * Make Onboard more robust against translation errors
  * Make icon palette dwellable
  * Add dconf version detection, thanks Robert Ancell
  * Fix Super key (LP: #900191)
  * Make menu key pop up context menu
  * Separate layout loading from the keyboard widget
  * Improve exception handling for theme and color files
  * Limit keyboard size when it doesn't fit on screen (LP: #991318)
  * Trap various X BadWindow errors (LP: #1016980)
  * Work around regression of configure event in quantal
  * Remove wnck dependency as gtk3's window-state-event reports iconification
  * Prevent zombie process when launching preferences (LP: #936332)
  * Only appear in gnome...


Changed in onboard (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in onboard:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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