When we press Enter to run the first search result, Unity should wait until searching is finished

Bug #749428 reported by Dylan McCall on 2011-04-03
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
Unity Foundations
Medium
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
libunity
Fix Released
Medium
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
libunity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

This is observable on a machine that isn't lightning fast: Press Alt+F2, quickly type the full name of a command and press Enter as soon as you are finished typing. Do not look at the dash.

Instead of launching the command you entered, Unity will have launched whatever it was showing before then, because it wasn't finished searching when you pressed Enter. This is rather undesirable. Unity should anticipate that a user typing in the search field and pressing Enter knows what he is looking for. So, if a search is still in progress, Unity should wait until that search is finished before doing its usual response.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

definitely makes sense, would fix many other related bugs.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

it's what happening since the last release AFAIK,
if there is a long search happening:
- enter wait for the end of the search and launch the first entry
- double enter force launching the first entry shown right now.

Isn't what you experience?

Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

Oh, weird. Is this maybe localised to the Alt+F2 lense? I'm encountering it very consistently there, but on closer inspection it's doing what you describe from every other lense :)

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

No, it's the same for all lenses, there is no additional blackmagic for alt f2 ;)

Maybe if you can get a step by step that you can reliably produced + a small video, (and just write in the report at which second you press enter), that will help to see exactly what happens to you :)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the fix has not been merged yet it seems

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Gord Allott (gordallott)
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

seems there is still an issue even with all merged.
the signal is confirmed to be sent by kamstrup.

Maybe something related that the first result is in another group? (We get first just History, then search and get results, then history)?

Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.8.4
assignee: Gord Allott (gordallott) → nobody
importance: Low → Medium
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-05
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → unity-3.8.4
Changed in libunity:
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Changed in libunity:
milestone: none → 3.8.4
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in libunity (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in libunity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-foundations:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in libunity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-07
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package libunity - 3.8.4-0ubuntu1

---------------
libunity (3.8.4-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - [FFE] Need API to set urgency from background process (LP: #747677)
    - Launcher - Remove the capability for Launcher icons to be overlaid with
      emblems (LP: #747311)
    - When we press Enter to run the first search result, Unity should wait
      until searching is finished (LP: #749428)
  * debian/libunity3.install => debian/libunity4.install
    debian/libunity3.symbols => debian/libunity4.symbols
    debian/control, debian/libunity4.symbols:
    - handle abi break and soname bump
    - replaces libunity3 for the gir file
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:05:26 +0200

Changed in libunity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released

This could be considered a mis-feature, slowing down the user. I filed bug 971130 to counter it.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-01-11
no longer affects: libunity (Ubuntu Quantal)
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