Pressing Alt+F2 while in the dash closes it, and vice versa

Bug #1080250 reported by Ethan Hogue on 2012-11-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

What was expected:
* Pressing Alt+F2 while in the main dash would switch to the "Run a command" (...lens...?)

What happened instead:
* Pressing Alt+F2 results in the dash closing

* Press start to open the dash
* Press Alt+F2
* Note that the dash closes, rather than switching to the "Run a command" prompt

Reasoning / solution:
* Alt+F2 closing the dash doesn't make sense. I didn't use Alt+F2 to open it, why would I use that command to close it?
* I think that pressing Alt+F2 while in the dash should switch to the run command prompt, not close the dash
-one possible solution would be binding Super+F2 to the open run command prompt, which is more consistent with the experience of using the dash
-another would be simply switching to the run prompt like any other lens, and leaving the key binding the same

I am willing to do work in fixing this "bug," if it triaged.

Tags: udp Edit Tag help
Thomi Richards (thomir) wrote :

Design: please can you confirm that this is the desired behavior?

Ethan: If you want to work on this, the first step is to encode the desired behavior in an autopilot test case. Either look at the existing test cases in the unity source tree, or find me on irc (I'm 'thomi' on IRC).


Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@thomir; yes, 100% agree with bug report, let's get this fixed ;-)

@Ethan; thanks for reporting this, the very well written bug report and also the offer of submitting a patch to fix ;-) many thanks!

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: udp
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