Alt-Left, Alt-Right don't work as Back/Forward like in all other GNOME apps

Bug #625745 reported by Lucian Adrian Grijincu on 2010-08-28
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: software-center

In all GNOME apps that respect the GNOME HIG, Alt+Left means "Go back", and Alt+Right means "Go forward".

While going back/forward is possible with the mouse, keyboard navigation is not as well supported: software-center permits going back if the Backspace key is pressed, and doesn't have a way to go forward with the keyboard.

* Note: Software Center actually does currently support back/forward navigation using the keyboard; using Ctl+[ for back navigation and Ctl+] for forward navigation (refer to the corresponding menu items "View->Go Back" and "View->Go Forward". These are the same key combinations that are used by Firefox.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: software-center 2.1.14.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.26-generic 2.6.35.3
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Aug 28 12:35:17 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Alpha i386 (20100803.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=ro_RO.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: software-center

Changed in software-center:
status: New → Invalid
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Lucian, thanks very much for your report and for your proposed fix in the linked branch. Software Center actually does currently support back/forward navigation using the keyboard; using Ctl+[ for back navigation and Ctl+] for forward navigation (refer to the corresponding menu items "View->Go Back" and "View->Go Forward". These are the same key combinations that are used by Firefox.

Your branch would implement the additional accelerators and so, as you point out, would provide HIG compliance. We are in UI freeze right now but it doesn't seem that this change would require an exception since it would not be visible in the UI, but let me check in with folks on Monday about it.

Thanks again!

description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2010-08-30
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for this fix, I merged it into trunk

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 2.1.14.2

---------------
software-center (2.1.14.2) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/small-things that cleans
    up no longer needed code in the carousel after mpts made
    the background white
  * merged lp:~ilidrissi.amine/software-center/addons-provides and
    added test
  * merged lp:~kelemeng/software-center/bug625859, this fixes
    UTF-8 character escapes (LP: #625859), many thanks!

  [ Lucian Adrian Grijincu ]
  * Alt-Left, Alt-Right work as Back/Forward like in all other GNOME apps
    (LP: #625745)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * softwarecenter/apt/aptcache.py:
    - don't crash on encountering broken packages while getting deps

  [ Mohamed Amine IL Idrissi ]
  * softwarecenter/apt/aptcache.py: Packages that enhance a package that
    is provided by the main app are now add-ons (LP: #625252)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/enums.py:
    - add missing CUSTOM_KEY_THUMBNAIL_URL value for software-center
      plugin to fix update-apt-xapian-index crash (LP: #626600)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:45:06 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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