Typing email into dash gives no results.

Bug #973394 reported by philinux on 2012-04-04
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson
Chris Coulson

Bug Description

As the title says. If you type mail then thunderbird gets a hit. Whereas email gives nothing. I'm thinking new user here.

Also I think Thunderbird could be in the launcher.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-21.34-generic 3.2.13
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,move,imgpng,grid,regex,place,mousepoll,resize,animation,compiztoolbox,vpswitch,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,session,workarounds,wobbly,expo,fade,scale,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Wed Apr 4 14:57:08 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120131.2)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

philinux (philcb) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thunderbird should add an "email" keyword in its desktop file

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Triaged
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

I have created a patch to add the necessary keywords to the desktop file. My patch adds the following line to the desktop file.


The keywords best describe the functionality of thunderbird.

philinux (philcb) wrote :

Just a thought , what about evolution?

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Nekhelesh - sorry, I didn't see your patch there. I'll add the extra keywords from your patch as well

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Although, I'm not sure about "client". It seems too generic and I can't think of any reason why people would search for that. I'm also not sure that "news" is needed either (aside from the fact that I don't think it makes sense for Thunderbird to appear in results for "News", it's actually covered by having "Newsgroup" in there anyway)

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tags: added: patch
Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) wrote :

Chris Coulson, I basically read wikipedia about thunderbird where it described it as "Thunderbird aims to be a simple email, newsgroup and news feed client". This is why I included "client", "news" and "newsgroup".

1. However I see that only one of "newsgroup" and "new" is required since when the user starts to type new.. thunderbird will start
showing up. So you can remove "news" from the keyword.

2. As for the "client" keyword I understand it is generic and can be removed if you wish.

Summary: "news" and "client" can be removed.

Gabor Kelemen (kelemeng) wrote :

I have added extra columns for these on the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Wanted/ThunderbirdDesktop page (and similarly the https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations/Wanted/FirefoxDesktop was also enhanced), and sent a mail to the translators list.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package thunderbird - 11.0.1+build1-0ubuntu2

thunderbird (11.0.1+build1-0ubuntu2) precise; urgency=low

  [ Chris Coulson <email address hidden> ]
  * Update globalmenu-extension to 3.2
    - Fix LP: #915888 - Formatting toolbar menu entry is inverted
    - Make uGlobalMenu::RemoveMenuObjectAt work correctly when removed items
      are not contiguous
    - Don't try to recycle an item that wasn't a separator as an item that is
      a separator, as this breaks the menu (we already ensured that the reverse
      of this couldn't happen)
  * Add Keywords entry to desktop file (LP: #973394)
    - update debian/thunderbird.desktop.in

  [ Nekhelesh Ramananthan <email address hidden> ]
  * Add additional keywords to desktop file
    - update debian/thunderbird.desktop.in
 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 22:34:32 +0100

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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