Clicking on an application name should hide it if currently in focus

Bug #529485 reported by Conscious User on 2010-02-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-messages (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-messages

Launchpad Question #102229

seems to have been overlooked, but raises an important issue.
If a messaging application is currently on focus, its entry on the
messaging menu becomes "dead", with no purpose. It would be
interesting if clicking on the item could hide the application, as
this is expected behavior (the tray icons for Empathy and
Gwibber did that before the Messaging Menu was introduced).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Feb 28 16:08:28 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100224.1)
Package: indicator-messages 0.3.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-14.20-generic
SourcePackage: indicator-messages
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-14-generic i686

Conscious User (conscioususer) wrote :
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-04-18
Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your suggestion. Having the same action triggering diffirent results, depending on the context, would be counter-intuitive though. Setting the bug as Wontfix, that's not a change we plan to include. Feel free to suggest other changes in the futur though

Changed in indicator-messages (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
no longer affects: ayatana-ubuntu
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Ideally, I think a menu item representing an application -- whether it's in the messaging menu, the sound menu, the clock menu, or anywhere else -- should function the same as a Launcher tile for the application. If the application isn't focused, it should become focused. If it is already focused, it should invoke the same app-specific window switcher as the Launcher does. And if the Launcher's behavior was changed to minimize windows of an already-focused application, these menu items should do the same thing.

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