Top panel "tooltip" is gone (regression)

Bug #1085045 reported by Albert Astals Cid on 2012-11-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Brandon Schaefer
Fix Released
Brandon Schaefer
unity (Ubuntu)
Timo Jyrinki

Bug Description


Alt+F1 and keyboard navigating the launcher icons doesn't change the title in panel. This was a regression in a proposed update that was not covered well enough via tests.

[Test Case]

Alt+F1, navigate launcher icons, the title in the panel should update accordingly.

[Regression Potential]

Low/non-existent, title is now just properly refreshed when launcher item has been changed.


Running unity 6.12.0-0ubuntu0.1 packages from proposed the top panel "tooltip" that appeared when the keyboard focus was on the launcher (i.e. doing Alt+F1) is not there anymore.

How to reproduce:
 * Press Alt+F1
 * See that the dash button is highlighted
 * Verify that the top panel text does not change to describe selected launcher tile

This works if using the regular quantal unity packages

Related branches

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Brandon Schaefer (brandontschaefer)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1

unity (6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * debian/control:
    - Update Vcs-Bzr
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 2905 (bootstrap)
    - Hide launcher tooltip once shortcut overlay appears (LP: #1035860)
    - Update shortcut overlay design (LP: #1049601)
    - Don't cut off shadow on launcher icon drag window (LP: #765715)
    - Provide more immediate feedback when clickong on launcher (LP: #893140)
    - Decorate spread windows in switcher (LP: #838222)
    - Make sure to initialize a variable before it can be used (LP: #1073516)
    - Fix FTBFS due to BAMF API change (LP: #1077937)
    - Run gtest during build (LP: #133637)
    - Make shopping lens test more robust (LP: #1077131)
    - Fix some random autopilot test failures (LP: #1078448)
    - Fix autopilot tests for details mode (LP: #1073892)
    - Fix autopilot tests for indicator-session (LP: #1075350)
    - Fix autopilot tests for non-English locales (LP: #1075898)

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * debian/control:
    - adding libgtest-dev and google-mock build-dep now that there are in main
      (LP: #1076763)
    - add libunity-core -> unity-common dep (LP: #1079132)
    - do not have unity-common dep on compiz-gnome: the migration code is only
      ran if compiz-gnome is installed, but compiz-gnome is pulled by compiz
      directly. We don't care if the migration code isn't executed.

  [ bschaefer ]
  * Ported to nux 4.0

  [ Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ]
  * Doesn't need to depend on gcc 4.6 anymore (LP: #1044836)

  [ Nick Dedekind ]
  * Previews loading more than 454 lines of description text crash Unity
    (LP: #1066788)

  [ Brandon Schaefer ]
  * unity::TimeUtil::TimeDelta returns an int value which overflows
    after 24 days of uptime (LP: #806248)
  * Top panel "tooltip" is gone (regression) (LP: #1085045)
  * Dash - Implement *overlay scrollbars* in Dash. Existing scrollbars
    are too thin to grab on to. (LP: #608124)

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Dash - Regression: Clicking between filter label and 'All' button no
    longer toggles filter label (LP: #1080534)

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * libunity-core fails without the schemas from unity-common (LP:

  [ Manuel de la Pena ]
  * There is no common ui element that behaves like a url link (LP:

  [ Automatic PS uploader ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 2956
 -- Automatic PS uploader <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:27:29 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki)
milestone: none → quantal-updates

Hello Albert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into quantal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Tested to be fixed now.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 6.12.0-0ubuntu0.2

unity (6.12.0-0ubuntu0.2) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick a fix for regression in top panel title (LP: #1085045)
  * Cherry-pick a fix for unity::TimeUtil::TimeDelta overflow (LP: #806248)

unity (6.12.0-0ubuntu0.1) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Includes two already cherry-picked fixes in Ubuntu
    - Unregister gdbus object in the dtor (LP: #1047760)
    - Top panel "tooltip" got out of sync when navigating with the
      keyboard (LP: #1067358)
    - Fix escaping of _panel_title (LP: #1067357)
    - Fix ALT+Tab switches to incorrect window (LP: #1071298)
    - Stop Unity UI elements from flickering in some cases (LP: #1070735)
 -- Timo Jyrinki <email address hidden> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:35:27 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2013-02-17
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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