[Launcher] home button should reset dash department

Bug #1357053 reported by Michael Zanetti on 2014-08-14
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
James Mulholland
unity8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've seen people filtering the dash by department and then trying to use the home button in the launcher to get back to the "starting position". Should the Launcher's home button clear any department selection?

Changed in unity8:
status: New → Incomplete
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-09-03
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2014-09-09
no longer affects: unity8
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
summary: - Launcher home button should reset dash department
+ [Launcher] home button should reset dash department
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: ota-1

I agree that the department should reset to the root department when navigating back to the Apps scope; both in the interest of utility as well as in order to be consistent with how we handle search results (which are cleared when navigating away from a scope).

Interestingly, departments are currently not cleared for Apps (as well as other Scopes) when navigating away/too a Scope. However, if a user selects a department and then conducts a search, navigating away/too the scope clears the search AND resets the department (tested in the Amazon and Ebay Scopes). Additionally, opening the department drop-down shows the previously selected department as still being applied.

I would propose that Apps is a special case where we should clear searches and reset departments (including within the department drop-dow) when a user navigates away from the scope.

All other scopes should preserve both the department and (where relevant) filters, but clear searches which are easily accessible by beginning a new search and selecting from the recent search list. I will raise a new bug for this.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2015-03-06
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
kevin gunn (kgunn72) on 2015-04-17
tags: added: launcher
HuangZhiquan (huangzhiquan) wrote :

when i run unity8 and unity8-dash with qtcreator, i can click dashbutton in launcher to change which scope i see;but when i login unity8 desktop,i click dashbutton then unity8-dash.log show me that

"UbuntuClipboard - Failed to get system clipboard contents via D-Bus. org.freedesktop.DBug.Error.NoReply, Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout xepired, or the network connections was broken"

HuangZhiquan (huangzhiquan) wrote :

i have a branch, under these three conditions, clickscope navigation will be reset
1.click homebutton
2.swipe to another scope and success (if your clickscope is the first scope,and you want to swipe from left to right,you will get clickscope, this condition will not reset navigation)
3.gotoscope from manage dash (drop-up from dash bottom)

Michael Zanetti (mzanetti) wrote :

the BFB now opens the AppDrawer, closing this as invalid

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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