Minimize window default shortcut Ctrl-Alt-0 doesn't work

Bug #1072363 reported by Jussi H.
This bug affects 2 people
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using shortcut Ctrl-Alt-0 doesn't work to minimize window. It's show in System Settings->Keyboard shows as default.
After testing to find what key combination actually minimized window it was Ctrl-Alt-KP0 (keypad 0) that minimized window.
When changed minimize window shortcut by hand to Ctrl-Alt-0 it started working and after that Ctrl-Alt-KP0 didn't work anymore.

Ubuntu 12.10
Unity 6.10.0
gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19

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RaduStoica (radumstoica) wrote :

I can also confirm this. However, I am not sure if it is not the intended behavior, in which case maybe a better way to indicate the shortcut in the control center should be found.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Jussi H. (jussi-h) wrote :

Seems that if i change shortcut to same Ctrl-Alt-0 it works but after reboot it's not working anymore and I have to do it again.

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

The design is for Ctrl+Alt+number pad 0 to minimize windows.

The reboot problem has been reported in bug 1064872.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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Jussi H. (jussi-h) wrote :

Did you read my comments? If i change minimize to Ctrl+Alt+0 it's reseted to Ctrl+Alt+KP0. Also keyboard shortcuts settings show minimize shortcut as Ctrl+Alt+0 even if it's Ctral+Alt+KP0.
So i'm really wondering how this bug can be invalid?

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Jussi H. (jussi-h) wrote :

What I mean is that Ctrl-Alt-KP0 showing as Ctrl-Alt-0 in keyboard shortcut is still a bug even if that shortcut reboot thingy is reported in another bug.

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Mike Carifio (carifio) wrote :

I ran into this just now myself. It's pretty confusing. If I didn't find the AskUbuntu entry I wouldn't have known to disguish key 0 from KP0. Now that I know, it makes sense. But I think the 'Keyboard' control panel should report 'Minimize Window' as Ctrl-Alt-KP0, not Ctrl-Alt-0. If X Input disguises them as different keys, then it should tell the user that's inportant.

So I don't think this one's Invalid. It may perform as you expect, but that's only once you have the right expectations.

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Sean Feole (sfeole) wrote :

I agree with Jussi and Mike from comment #4, #5 and #6. You need to think of this from a new users perspective who is new to Ubuntu and perhaps not as technical. I was a little confused why Ctrl-Alt-0 was not minimizing the windows, then realized they correct keystroke is CTRL-ALT-KP0.

This is completely misleading, we should at least fix the dialogue so it clearly states (Ctrl - Alt - Keypad 0).

when seeing Ctrl - Alt - 0 one will assume that both 0 on the keypad and 0 on the numberbar will minimize the window.

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Reopening. Sorry about that!

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
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Don Allen (donaldcallen) wrote :

It's almost two years to the day of the original post and in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10, this has not been fixed.

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