alt+f2 implies it can run utter nonsense

Bug #788350 reported by Avi Greenbury on 2011-05-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

If you enter into the run box of the alt-f2 dialog something that's not a command, the 'results' section makes it look like it *is* a command

To reproduce:
1. hit alt+f2
2. enter some test that's not a command
3. see exactly what you just entered under 'Results'

Expected behaviour:

1. hit alt+f2
2. enter some test that's not a command
3. not see the nonsense you just typed under 'Results'

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
Date: Wed May 25 22:27:34 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Avi Greenbury (bigreds) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Highly related to bug #749690 , though not a duplicate. Again, we need design team discussion on what appears in such a case (a cross icon, or no icon at all, or something else such as an error dialog).

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity-place-applications:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-20
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

See also: bug #781606 ("Alt+F2 should notify you of typos").

tags: added: alt-f2-bad-input

Right now, the incorrect item is shown in dash, but when clicked, it does absolutly nothing...

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-08-19
no longer affects: unity-place-applications (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity-lens-applications:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
no longer affects: unity-2d
no longer affects: unity
tags: added: scopes-s
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
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