Media and PrintScreen keys don't work

Bug #621887 reported by Michael Terry on 2010-08-21
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Neil J. Patel
unity (Ubuntu)
Neil J. Patel
Canonical Desktop Experience Team
unity-place-files (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity-place-files

While in the File or Application Places, the media keys (back/stop/pause/forward/mute/volume-down/volume-up) and my Print Screen key don't work. I press them and nothing happens. They work fine when I'm back in a normal desktop application.

This is a little unexpected and also makes it slightly annoying to file good Places bugs because I have to set up a timed screenshot from a terminal.

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: unity-place-files 0.5.16-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-17.23-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-17-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Aug 21 13:51:18 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 PATH=(custom, user)
 SHELL=/bin/bashSourcePackage: unity-place-files

Bug 642792 is for ALT+PrtSc not working, not a unity bug.

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Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

All the event handling and rendering and handled inside Unity, so assigning this bug there

affects: unity-place-applications (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2010-08-28
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 2010-09-09
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team)
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-place-files (Ubuntu Maverick):
importance: Undecided → Low
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Gord: can you take a look? It sounds like an event routing issue, somehow similar to the issues you had between the launcher and mutter

Changed in unity:
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → Gord Allott (gordallott)
importance: High → Low
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-09-02
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Maverick):
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.10
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-09-03
Changed in unity:
assignee: Gord Allott (gordallott) → Jason Smith (jassmith)
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-09-10
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-09-09 → 2010-09-16
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Realistically, this is not going to work great as when your in the dash, the compwindow does a pointer grab on the keyboard. There's no way around this in the current setup, but we can fix it for Natty, so adjusting the milestone to reflect that, sorry.

Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-09-16 → natty-backlog
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Does a *grab* not a pointer grab, that wouldn't make sense.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Maverick):
milestone: ubuntu-10.10 → none
Vaserlan (vaserlan) wrote :

My keyboard's Prt Scrn button works but not Alt-Prt Scrn to select a window to screen-grab. This is quite irksome for me.

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

Same here. Prt Scrn button works but Alt-Prt Scrn doesn't.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Just after pressing the "Workspaces" button and while the workspaces are preview, pressing Print screen does not work.

This make it impossible to make a screenshot of all the workspaces.

Vish (vish) on 2010-11-08
description: updated
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-11-10
Changed in unity:
milestone: natty-backlog → none
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → nobody
tags: added: backlog
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Moving this to latest Unity as we should check for it in the new places implementation when it lands. However I am suspecting it will not be an issue as we will no longer have to do a grab on the keyboard to get input.

Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.2.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-12-02
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.4 → 3.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: 3.4 → 3.2.16
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

I just kept the Natty target active. The priority of the bug is too low to invest time on a Maverick fix at this stage.

Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.16 → 3.4
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Canonical Desktop Experience Team (canonical-dx-team) → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in unity-place-files (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in unity-place-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity-place-files (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Won't Fix → Invalid
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-27
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Won't Fix → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Seems that my script should ignore old release bug_task like Maverick :)

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-28
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-28
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.0-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.0-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Menu bar becomes blank periodically (LP: #683065)
    - Unity does not update when screen resolution changes (LP: #684539)
    - [dash] Keyboard navigation not implemented as specified (LP: #608132)
    - Dash - build the Desktop Dash (LP: #683719)
    - Quicklists not working (LP: #719780)
    - Launcher auto hide animation has a life of it's own / Unity launcher
      constantly sliding in and out without user interaction (LP: #717364)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::getModalTransient()
      (LP: #726235)
    - Don't show launcher number overlays on tap of super (LP: #726630)
    - Optimize texture memory usage for unexposed view icons (LP: #609994)
    - Unity should handle video-out keycodes that correspond to Super + P +
      Enter (LP: #632632)
    - dash - wrong count of remaining items to see (LP: #662605)
    - dash - x search box button visibility (LP: #662614)
    - Touch window management gesture previews (LP: #683688)
    - unity not working on rotated displays (LP: #694596)
    - unity main top bar in displays in wrong area (multi-head issue)
      (LP: #707209)
    - unity place group visual improvements (LP: #714528)
    - Implement ref_state_set for toplevel ATK objects in the panel service
      (LP: #715299)
    - Alt + F1 doesn't show the launcher if hidden (LP: #717125)
    - Keyboard navigation: Choosing a window from launcher doesn't change
      input focus. (LP: #721811)
    - Quicklists not closing when losing focus (LP: #724739)
    - wrong animation in the launcher (LP: #724956)
    - Window management - windows go below launcher and panel (LP: #725463)
    - Media and PrintScreen keys don't work (LP: #621887)
    - super-shortcuts should be "serializable" (LP: #638936)
    - Chromium icon in Unity is distorted / some scaled distored in the unity
      place applications (LP: #670169)
    - launcher stays on screen when it shouldn't | false show/hide positives
      on the launcher (LP: #711176)
    - Keyboard navigation: no public API to know the current Laucher Icon
      selected when key nav is activated (LP: #722660)
    - Require to implement AtkSelection on the Launcher (LP: #723804)
    - LauncherIcon accessibility support requires to expose the selection
      state (LP: #723806)
    - Add keyboard shortcuts for launching separate instances of applications
      (LP: #724865)
  * debian/control:
    - dep on latest nux
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:27:16 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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