[shortcuts] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of # application

Bug #768006 reported by SethWoodworth on 2011-04-21
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-2d
Wishlist
Michał Sawicz
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Middle-click on a left panel icon launches a new instance of that application. Example: middle-clicking on chromium launches a new chromium window. Pressing <super># launches that app. <super><shift># should launch a new instance of that app.

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Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

This is implemented in Unity-3d but not in unity-2d yet.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Feature: <Super><Shift># launches new instance of # application
+ [window management] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of #
+ application
tags: added: delta-with-3d
tags: removed: delta-with-3d
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - [window management] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of #
+ [shortcuts] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of #
application
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.10
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
David Planella (dpm) wrote :

Also note bug 754565

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-05-31
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.10 → none
assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) → nobody
Justyn Butler (justyn) wrote :

We still cannot do this in the current version of Unity 2D, in Oneiric Beta 2.

Why is it marked wishlist? Surely this is an unnecessary inconsistency between Unity and Unity 2D. All that is required is for the shift modifier to cause a new window to open, just as it does in standard Unity.

Justyn Butler (justyn) wrote :

I've added ayatana-design as an affected project.

My rationale is this: the <super><shift># shortcut to open a new instance of the application is a part of the design of standard Unity, and is implemented there. It is not in Unity 2D.

Either there is a problem with the design, in which case it must surely apply to both Unity and Unity 2D together.
Or the design is sound, and the omission in Unity 2D is a bug rather than wishlist.

Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2011-09-29
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michał Sawicz (saviq)
milestone: none → 4.12
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-29
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-2d - 4.12.0-0ubuntu1

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unity-2d (4.12.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
    - unity-2d-panel assert failure: *** glibc detected *** unity-2d-panel:
      malloc(): smallbin double linked list corrupted: 0x08313b28 ***
      (LP: #845979)
    - unity-2d-panel assert failure: *** glibc detected *** unity-2d-panel:
      corrupted double-linked list: 0x094bc9b0 *** (LP: #852012)
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV (LP: #843432)
    - Dragging downwards from the menu bar or double clicking on the menu bar
      should un-maximise the window (LP: #661049)
    - [dash] Dash is shown when pressing and releasing quickly super+KEY
      (LP: #801073)
    - [dash] Do search, scroll down using mouse, then maximise window. Layout
      breaks (LP: #817421)
    - F10 doesn't start keyboard navigation to the panel (LP: #839628)
    - [dash] Gridview moves to top when you open or close the "Show X more.."
      dropdown or the Filter pane (LP: #850036)
    - Impossible to navigate between panel menus when the mouse cursor is over
      the panel (LP: #834065)
    - [panel] F10 menu initially shown about half screen down (LP: #853766)
    - [dash] Filter pane doesn't clear its background when switching lenses
      (LP: #858590)
    - [shortcuts] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of #
      application (LP: #768006)
    - unity-2d-spread missing background images when path includes Unicode
      (LP: #855508)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:58:34 +0200

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-11-14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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