Shortcut keys don't work with menus opened

Bug #963865 reported by 2green on 2012-03-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

None of the shortcut keys like alt+tab, super+w, super+s, etc. do not work while there are menus opened.

* Use case

   open nautilus.
   open firefox.
   switch to nautilus using the shortcut alt+tab
   open the context sensitive menu and stay hovering above ´create new folder´ (don't close the menu).
   switch back to firefox using the shortcut alt+tab

* expected behavior

   The firefox window appears

* current behavior

   Nothing happens. The nautilus window is still on top.

* Extra information

   The same problem occurs with al other tested context sensitive menus opened or any other shortcut key combo.
   Also opening a dropdown menu in the top of the screen blocks the alt+tab shotcut.
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
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]
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Tags: precise
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

2green (zendhetmij) on 2012-03-24
summary: - alt+tab does not work while there are dropdown or popup menus opened
+ Shortcut keys don't work with menus opened
description: updated
Thibault Dupuis (dthibault) wrote :

Open a terminal and type: "apport-collect 963865"

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
2green (zendhetmij) wrote :

@Thibault... because you asked so nicely

> apport-collect 963865

tags: added: apport-collected precise
description: updated

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2green (zendhetmij) wrote :

apport-collect added.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → New
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :
2green (zendhetmij) wrote :

Not sure its a duplicate.

29894 is about making screen shots using the shortcut key. Because of the low importance of making a screenshot compared to the normal day workflow with ubuntu its already marked wishlist.

Also if that bug is fixed with somekind of workaround, this bug wil be forgotten.

This bug is about ALL shortcuts, wich hits more use cases in ubuntu. No shortcut is working while a menu is opened.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Yiannis (oxispam) wrote :

It can be confirmed with any open menu, for example the volume or callendar menu on the top bar

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