Unity overlay unhide issue

Bug #726926 reported by Aaron Peachey on 2011-03-01
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

On clicking an item on the Unity launcher that brings up a transparent desktop overlay (such as 'Applications' or 'Files and Folders') it's intuitive to click it again (or perhaps right click it) to dismiss the overlay and return to the desktop.
However, when one of these overlays is opened up using a launcher item, the only way to dismiss it is to click the Ubuntu icon on the top panel. Left-clicking the launcher item does not have any effect at all and right clicking the launcher results in a context menu bubble appearing (saying 'Open') underneath the overlay (and insensitive until the overlay has been dismissed - this may be a separate bug report - i.e. why does it appear at all if the overlay is already open? And why does the 'Open' menu bubble remain there are the overlay has been dismissed and is itself unable to be dismissed without actually choosing the 'Open' item?)

It would be expected that when a launcher item is clicked, to dismiss the resulting overlay without choosing an item presented in the overlay you could simply click (or right click) the same launcher item to dismiss, rather the counter-intuitive action of having to move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen.

~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

$ apt-cache policy unity-common
  Installed: 3.4.6-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.4.6-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.4.6-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/ natty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity-common 3.4.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,vpswitch,regex,move,place,gnomecompat,animation,compiztoolbox,mousepoll,expo,resize,snap,session,ezoom,workarounds,wall,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
 status: connected
 enabled: enabled
 dpms: On
 modes: 1280x800
 status: disconnected
 enabled: disabled
 dpms: Off
Date: Tue Mar 1 12:38:25 2011
DistUpgraded: Yes, recently upgraded Log time: 2011-01-24 19:39:45.277134
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) [8086:2a02] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:14e2]
   Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:14e2]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20101202)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20101202)
InstallationMedia__: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20101202)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. A8Le
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-5-generic root=UUID=ebab257e-76e9-458a-9c45-e17503a9b261 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
ProcVersionSignature__: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: unity
dmi.bios.date: 10/25/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 203
dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.board.name: A8Le
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.board.version: 1.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr203:bd10/25/2007:svnASUSTeKComputerInc.:pnA8Le:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:rnA8Le:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKComputerInc.:ct10:cvr1.0:
dmi.product.name: A8Le
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4-0ubuntu1
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.1~git20110215.cc1636b6-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6~3ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-1ubuntu11
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu5

Aaron Peachey (aaronp) wrote :
Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

This is already exactly what happens

Changed in unity:
status: New → Fix Released
milestone: none → 3.6.4
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
milestone: none → natty-alpha-3
Aaron Peachey (aaronp) wrote :

Hi Alex, thanks for the reply.
This is not what happens on my machine. I wasn't really asking for a new feature, moreso trying to advise that this behaviour (which I expected) was not present for me at the time.

Eric Desjardins (desjare) wrote :

Is this the same issueÉ

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