Dash search box doesn't unhide Onboard on-screen keyboard

Bug #960537 reported by marmuta on 2012-03-20
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Onboard 0.97 can be configured to auto-show when an editable text entry becomes focused. It does this by reacting to AT-SPI focus messages. Unity Dash's search box seems like prime candidate to unhide Onboard, but currently there are no at-spi messages triggered when opening dash. It would be great if dash search could be at-enabled.

This is the original bug report for Onboard:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.6.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,regex,imgpng,place,animation,expo,grid,mousepoll,session,snap,vpswitch,wall,workarounds,resize,gnomecompat,move,fade,scale,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Tue Mar 20 20:06:12 2012
 PATH=(custom, User Name)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

marmuta (marmuta) wrote :
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

FYI, Onboard currently looks at these AtspiAccessible attributes:

atspi_accessible_get_role # ATSPI_ROLE_TEXT and various others (extendable)
atspi_accessible_get_state_set # checks for ATSPI_STATE_EDITABLE
atspi_component_get_extents # position and size (in screen coords)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jani Monoses (jani) wrote :

This affects the Ubuntu image for the Nexus7 as it uses Onboard as its main keyboard input device.

tags: added: mobile
Jani Monoses (jani) on 2012-10-26
Changed in ubuntu-nexus7:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Wayne (cwayne18) wrote :

Is this a duplicate of bug 1071508?

Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

Marmuta, is this bug the same as Bug# 1071508 ???

marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

I can't tell what bug #1071508 is about, that's why I asked for more information, plus marked it incomplete for Onboard. If I had to take a guess, I'd say it's closer to a duplicate of bug #936310. I consider that one to be the master report for application specific issues with Onboard's auto-show.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-08-02
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
bjv (bjamesv) wrote :

I also experience this issue, on 13.10 with onboard 0.99.0~alpha1~tr1560-0ppa~saucy1

when i open dash, and select the search box, onboard does not come up (it does come up when I click text fields in other applications, eg: firefox)

Daniel Holz (daniel-holz91) wrote :

The problem is still present in 14.04.

mattgyver83 (mattgyver83) wrote :

Confiming the issue persists in 14.10. I was able to reproduce the issue as well as locate a testing method for making the bad behavior "work" which could be helpful for further troubleshooting. I posted this as #13 here; https://bugs.launchpad.net/onboard/+bug/936310/comments/13 I hope this helps!

Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. We have tried to recreate this on the latest release of Ubuntu and cannot reproduce it. This bug is being marked as Invalid. If you believe the problem to still exist in the latest version of Ubuntu please comment on why that is the case and change the bug status to NEW.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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