dash should be completely accessible by keyboard control

Bug #705886 reported by Jochen Skulj on 2011-01-21
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Bug Description

I am missing the possibility to use the dash by keyboard control only

You can open the dash with the Super hotkey and enter a search string. The matching items are displayed, but then you have to use the mouse to select an item, open a file or start an application. Currently I haven't found out, how to select a matching item by using the keyboard.

I think, the dash could be far more usable if you could control everything by keyboard. It should be possible to navigate through the found items and categories by using the cursor keys or the tab key. Pressing the enter key on a selected item or category should open the file, start the application or open the category. There should also be the possibility to focus the search box again and return to the initial category overview by keyboard control.

The current usability features of Unity are surely awesome for touch controlled devices, but I really would love have more keyboard control in Unity since I use it on my netbook.

Jochen Skulj (joskulj) on 2011-01-21
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Jochen Skulj (joskulj) wrote :

Obviously this is a duplicate bug of #608132.

Sorry for this, I really should check the existing bugs first.

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