category dropdown in *.places is nonfunctional (nothing can be selected

Bug #737203 reported by Doug McMahon on 2011-03-17
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This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Undecided
Jay Taoko
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Jay Taoko

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

After the upgrade today to unity-3.6.6 the dropdown selections in applications and files places is non selectable.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.6.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.35-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,regex,animation,gnomecompat,expo,resize,place,imgpng,move,session,workarounds,mousepoll,wall,vpswitch,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Thu Mar 17 18:10:45 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110316)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Jay Taoko (jaytaoko)
milestone: none → 3.6.8
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2011-03-19
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2011-03-19
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Jay Taoko (jaytaoko) wrote :

Fix committed to nux trunk.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jay Taoko (jaytaoko)
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-24
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.8-0ubuntu1

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unity (3.6.8-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - crash at the second drag and drop from an unity place (LP: #736704)
    - Compiz crashes with SIGSEGV in nux::GraphicsDisplay::GrabPointer when
      opening the Dash (LP: #737287)
    - Visual Tearing/Rendering Issues with Unity Launcher (LP: #737476)
    - unity-window-decorator crash on unity panel dragout (LP: #740480)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()
      (LP: #694699)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in nux::BaseTexture::GetDeviceTexture()
      (LP: #692823)
    - the "no result" and "search the web" items need icons (LP: #711199)
    - Resizing with external padding/grab area prevents reaching edge of
      screen (LP: #710356)
    - drag and drop of launcher icons uses microscopic drag icon (LP: #727647)
    - text in places look squeezed (LP: #727799)
    - at-spi-registry consumes most of the CPU and make the system unusable on
      Natty (LP: #729827)
    - migrate_favorites.py crashed with GError in __main__: Bad key or
      directory name: "/desktop/unity/launcher/favorites/app-
      dc++.desktop/type": `+' is an invalid character in key/directory names
      (LP: #737016)
    - Launcher hide state is confusing (LP: #739850)
    - Polish new launcher hide state (part 2) (LP: #740020)
    - launcher icons should expan on super or when entering keynav
      (LP: #741319)
    - Launcher - Dragging a Launcher icon to the Trash should remove the icon
      (LP: #676466)
    - Launcher - Enable dragging and dropping of files & folders to Launcher
      icons (LP: #676549)
    - Dash - Add Dash group header mouseover effect (LP: #689640)
    - unity aborts when you plug in an external monitor (LP: #700757)
    - Keyboard-navigation: focus on launcher remembered (LP: #713340)
    - Launcher Quicklists should always contain the application title
      (LP: #723877)
    - When a maximized window has window on top of it in 'restored state' (not
      maximised) , it is not possible to un-maximized the window by dragging
      the title bar downwards (LP: #723882)
    - When windows open for the first time they should not hide the launcher
      (LP: #723878)
    - UI blocked when expanding a section with more than 2000 items
      (LP: #736059)
    - Change ALT-Tab to bring the target window to the front (LP: #736938)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in __kernel_vsyscall() (LP: #737814)
    - Launcher does not respond to changes in icon theme (LP: #605475)
    - Implement new style scrollbars in Dash (LP: #608124)
    - Closing launcher menu raises window under mouse (LP: #728787)
    - adding url launcher support from the search (LP: #739038)
    - Launcher - Set Launcher 'Hide Animation' to 'Slide only' by default.
      Also introduce subtle fade in effect. (LP: #739567)
    - "Time & Date" settings appears in launcher with empty tooltip
      (LP: #740907)
    - ZeitgeistLog missing implementation of get_property for "connected"
      (LP: #734080)
    - often can't alt-click-dnd to move the focussed dialog (LP: #711911)
    - The Unity P...

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

While the filters now kind of work, they are 1) very poorly graphically integrated in Unity Dashes; 2) barely usable, as the selection of one filter item makes it unreadable.

On these issues, see:

1) Screenshot attached.

2) Answer provided by Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen on this issue on a duplicated bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/738107/comments/4

3) Some critics in an Ars Technica review (http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/04/unity-environment-in-good-shape-on-track-for-ubuntu-1104.ars): "... there are some aspects of the Unity environment that still feel unpolished and poorly thought out. The interface for browsing available applications sticks out as a particularly weak part of the user experience. The mechanism for switching between application categories is irksome and visually tacky...."

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