tomboy can't recognise it's already open gracefully when open-note argument is used

Bug #1012970 reported by pt123 on 2012-06-14
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tomboy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am trying to create unity quicklist using this guide for Tomboy

Using the man page for Tomboy it says you can open tomboy using tomboy --open-note [title/url]

This works well when the application is closed. But once it has been opened, the command will just display the window with the list of notes, than the particular note. When the command is run from the terminal it says [ERROR 14:33:43.474] Tomboy is already running. Exiting...

When it would be preferable if it was able to switch to the note passed in, like other applications like Zim Desktop do.

The result is an inability to make unity quicklists for Tomboy

[Daily Shortcut Group]
Exec= tomboy --open-note Daily

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: tomboy 1.10.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jun 14 14:47:27 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: tomboy
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-19 (25 days ago)

pt123 (pt123) wrote :
Barneedhar (barneedhar) wrote :

Bug report has been filed upstream.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in tomboy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dmitri Bachtin (damg) on 2012-06-14
summary: tomboy can't recognise it's already open gracefully when open-note
- arguement is used
+ argument is used
Changed in tomboy:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in tomboy:
status: Confirmed → Unknown
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