gnome-panel (alt+f2 run application) wrongly autocomplets application names

Bug #514324 reported by LimCore on 2010-01-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

In gnome, on Ubutnu 9.10 if I open alt+f2 and start typing name of application fast, then the auto-completion of the name kicks in.

But if I type too fast, then the name ends up wrong:

if I type konsole then the input box contains:

it has to be typed in REALLY fast to get this effect but it hanpens for people using computer a lot like developers

very annoying, please fix it

Eric Hickman (enhickman) wrote :

changed source package to gnome-panel

affects: ubuntu → gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

could you record an screencast showing the issue? Thanks.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
LimCore (limcore) wrote :

Pedro: ok, attached

mplayer gnome_panel_run_autocomplete_bug.ogv -speed 0.15

I type "firefox" it ends up with "firefoxox"

I type "fir", auto completion adds -efox giving the correct "firefox", -efox is highlighted
I type "e", the text reads "firefox" and -fox is highlighted
I type "f" and then the cursor jumps to end of text, and highlight is gone,
so when I finish typing by pressing the last "ox" it is appended to end of "firefox".

Interestingly, I created a new user, and there the problem does not seem to reoccur (same box, clear user)
The user that do have this problem doesnt seem to have any unusual settings that I can think of.

Btw, the list-of-applications list is expanded as you can see.

LimCore (limcore) wrote :

play in slow mode

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
LimCore (limcore) on 2010-02-22
description: updated
tags: added: screencast
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the screencast LimCore, however i cannot reproduce that here, if you're still experiencing the issue with Lucid, may you please send it upstream to Thanks in advance.

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