Gedit Unity Launcher Inconsistency

Bug #967197 reported by Mike L
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

This bug is easy to see, but hard to describe. I've read all about Unity terminology at:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/10228/whats-the-right-terminology-for-unitys-ui-elements/19166#19166
However, there is no mention for the little white dots for when you run an application. I will just refer to these as white dots for this bug report. Anyhow, back to the actual bug. Launch Gedit. Notice how the white dots appear next to it in the launcher. Now, lock it to the launcher. Close Gedit. Now, launch it again. Notice that no white dots appear next to it in the launcher. Now, unlock it from the launcher. Go to the Unity Dash and search for gedit and launch it again. Now, it won't even appear in the Unity launcher. I will upload a screenshot or two momentarily.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gedit 3.4.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.33-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Mar 28 10:55:13 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120321)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :
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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :

This bug is strange. Now, I can't seem to reproduce it. It was reproducible before, though. I will give it a week, and if it doesn't come back, I'll mark the bug as invalid.

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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :

The bug just came back as quickly as it seemed resolved. Sorry for the double posts.

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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :
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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :
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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :

Yep, this bug is definitley a Unity bug. When using the Window Switcher (Meta+W) I can see Gedit, but I cannot see it through Unity's ALT+TAB or anywhere in the Launcher.

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Mike L (mikerl) wrote :

The same thing is happening now with the Update Manager.

affects: gedit (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Daniel Millier (unknownfearng) wrote :

I too can also confirm this bug. I tried adding it to the launcher and when I open it, there are no white dots next to it. When opening it in the Dash, it does not appear on the Unity bar what so ever.

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