[dash] Can't navigate search results with keyboard

Bug #775383 reported by Duncan Lithgow on 2011-05-02
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity-2d

Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity-2d

I press the SUPER key to open the app window (what's it called?) and start typing. When the correct result comes up I can't get to it without using the mouse. Surely I should be able to TAB to go through the result.

As mentioned in comment #3 I should be able to use the arrow keys as well, just like in unity 3d.

See the attached screenshot for clarification.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity-2d
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon May 2 09:13:27 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta i386 (20100318)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity-2d
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-28 (3 days ago)

Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

This is indeed the expected behaviour (and how it works in Unity): tab should allow the user to move the focus from the search field to the search results. This is especially important for accessibility.

summary: - In app search can't tab to search results
+ [dash] Tab should cycle through search results
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Colin Law (colin-law) wrote :

One should also be able to use the arrow keys to navigate search results, as on Unity. Should that be a separate bug or can it be added to this one?

Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

Added your comment about arrow keys to this bug for now.

summary: - [dash] Tab should cycle through search results
+ [dash] Can't navigate search results with keyboard
description: updated
Erigami (erigami) wrote :

This may be a dupe of bug 608132.

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