Cannot type into Unity Dash

Bug #1249825 reported by Riley Baxter on 2013-11-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
onboard (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with onboard version 0.99.0-0ubuntu1.

When attempting to type into the Unity Dash (search bar) the dash closes whenever a key is pressed.

This seems to be a regression of Bug #915250.

It is not a major issue to me currently as I have found two workarounds that seem to resolve the issue for now:
1. Undock Onboard and set Force to top.
2. Maximize Unity Dash window.

marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report.

Bug #915250 was about Onboard being hidden below Dash. Is this still a problem for you?

From your initial description, bug #960537 seems like a better match. It's still open, unfortunately. There seems to have been some work on it, but as of today auto-show is still not reliable in Dash. I wish we could do more about this from Onboard's side, but as it is, we depend on working focus notifications from applications - and Unity Dash.

Riley Baxter (rileyb1106) wrote :

Bug #960537 seems to regard Onboard not automatically opening when the Dash is opened.

Although I have noticed that happens more often than not, what I was talking about is closer to what was described in Bug #915250.

If I don't have the Unity Dash maximized, even if I have manually shown the keyboard before opening it, upon pressing a key, the Dash closes and the key is passed to whatever program I had in the foreground, or the Desktop if nothing is open.

description: updated
marmuta (marmuta) wrote :

Thanks for the clarification. Yes, this is indeed one incarnation of bug #915250. I can reproduce it with 0.99.0 and docking enabled. Onboard ends up below Dash and Dash closes on click.

Docking is supposed to imply force-to-top on Compiz, and only there. The problem was, that the window manager detection broke at some point during the Saucy cycle. Trunk has had a fix for this for a while, but Saucy's 0.99.0 is still affected.

I 'll ask Francesco to add current trunk to our snapshot PPA. If you can, please test it from there and let us know how it goes.

Changed in onboard:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in onboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in onboard:
importance: Undecided → Low
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

A snapshot of revision 1653 of trunk will be available in our PPA as soon as Launchpad has finished building it.

Riley Baxter (rileyb1106) wrote :

Revision 1653 is working.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package onboard - 1.0.0-0ubuntu1

onboard (1.0.0-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  * Request for sponsorship for new upstream release (LP: #1282231)
  * debian/control:
    - Raise Standards-Version to 3.9.5
    - Add librsvg2-common to Depends for Kubuntu (LP: #1204896)
  * debian/onboard.install:
    - Use usr/share/onboard/onboard-defaults.conf* instead of single entries
    - Add the usr/share/onboard/tools/checkmodels file
  * debian/patches/add_defaults_for_ubuntu.patch:
    - Update add_defaults_for_ubuntu.patch with values for this release
  * Word suggestions enhancements:
    - Every language id now has its own user language model
    - Add a checkbox to the Preferences to show the language switch on layouts
    - Add a checkbox to the Preferences to show the pause learning button
    - Add Canadian English system language model
    - Add Danish system language model
    - Add various flavors of the Dutch system language model
    - Add Gaelic system language model
    - Add Greek system language model
    - Add Irish system language model
    - Add Luxembourgian system language model.
    - Add Polish system language model
    - Add Romanian system language model
    - Add Swedish system language model
    - Add Turkish system language model
    - Update Brazilian system language model
    - Improve makemodels script
    - Add model_info tool
    - Add checkmodels tool to diagnose language model loading errors
    - Add tool to randomize sentences in corpora
    - Add copy function to allow transfer between language models
    - Add smart support for camel-case words (Thanks Michael Bauer)
    - Make language switcher more user-friendly (Thanks Michael Bauer)
    - Stop word correction when spell checker dictionary is not present
    - Fix learning of text spans larger than 100 characters
    - Fix word suggestions sometimes being unaware of modifier presses
    - Fix all upper-case words not being suggested at sentence begin
    - Fix wrong caret position in rename function of Nautilus
    - Fix some character deletion on focus change after a word completion
    - Fix bit rot in split_corpus tool
    - Improve handling of the / and other non-word tokens
    - Improve support for URLs and directories
    - Don't learn passwords from URLs
    - Show dialog on language model loading error (LP: #1278599)
  * Layouts:
    - Add support for polygonal keys instead of only rectangles (LP: #1259371)
    - Make the Return key of the Compact and Full Keyboard layouts a polygon
    - Don't write suggestions outside prediction area in Onboard
    - Grid layout: add settings,move,hide,quit and click buttons (LP: #754391)
    - Add Whiteboard and Whiteboard wide layouts (contributed by Johannes Almer)
    - Add short and long description to the layouts
    - Perform small visual improvements
  * Change the design of the layout section in the Preferences
  * Tweak themes lightly
  * Click buttons:
    - Add support for new mousetweaks branch (version >= 3.9)
    - Fix CSClickMapper sometimes erroneously claiming to be active
  * Add dependencies check to
  * Add gsettings key to choose between App...


Changed in onboard (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

This bug should be fixed with the 1.0.0 release. If you still encounter problems, please feel free to reopen this bug or file a new one.

Changed in onboard:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Tim Edwards (tkedwards) wrote :

i can still reproduce the bug in 14.04 with onboard 1.0.0. Unless i have 'force window to top' enabled in preferences opening the dash steals focus from onboard and therefore makes it impossible to type in the dash withput using the physical keyboard.

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

Hi Tim,

Thanks for your report. Could you please confirm that Unity dash closes when you type into the search field (as discribed in this bug), or are you rather experiencing the following new bug?

Tim Edwards (tkedwards) wrote :

Hi Francesco,

I think it's actually the same issue as this bug (#1249825), but I couldn't find a way to re-open this bug so I created a new one (#1375028) opened against the onboard version in trusty.

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) wrote :

Hi Tim,

Sorry, I did not notice that it was you that filed the new bug.

Thanks for filing the new bug, as I think that this old bug and the new bug differ on the following: in the old bug, it was dash itself that disappeared (if I understand the description correctly); in the new bug, it is Onboard that disappears.

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