Launcher icons disappearing after 'Unlock from Launcher'

Bug #1006159 reported by Nick Dedekind on 2012-05-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Confirmed
Medium
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unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

To reproduce:

1) Start an application (eg gedit) from dash.
2) Lock application icon to launcher.
3) Close application (gedit)
4) Start application from newly locked launcher icon.
In normal instances, we should see the instance indicator showing as an arrow next to the launcher icon, but alas this is not so. This is the first issue.
5) Unlock the application icon from the launcher.
6) Close the application (gedit)
App icon will be removed from launcher.
7) Start application again from dash.

Launcher icon does not appear!!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic-pae 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Wed May 30 00:13:26 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Nick Dedekind (nick-dedekind) wrote :
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

Confirmed for me locally.

What's interesting is that apps I have had pinned to my launcher for a while work perfectly. This leads me to believe that somthing has changed in the launcher pinning code that breaks this.

The app instance is also missing from the switcher model, so perhaps this is a bamf bug?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

Added a branch with an autopilot test.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
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