Search isn't completed before launching app

Bug #1154364 reported by Timmmm on 2013-03-12
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Triaged
High
Prasad
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Prasad

Bug Description

Suppose you type: [Windows button] l y x [enter]

If you do this slow enough, it will launch Lyx as expected. However if you do it too quickly, it will launch Libre Office Writer!

The problem is that it starts searching for "l", and then "ly" and then "lyx", and when you press enter it just launches whatever is shown first, even if it isn't even the result of a search for "lyx". This is silly. I should never have to wait for my computer - it should wait for me!

A possible solution: When you press enter, check if the last search was started very recently. If it was, wait 0.5 seconds or for it to complete (whichever is quicker) and then handle the enter press.

Related branches

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2015-12-09
tags: added: u7-trello-import
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2015-12-09
tags: removed: u7-trello-import
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-12-26
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (azzar1)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Prasad (prasad-s)
Changed in unity:
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) → Prasad (prasad-s)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
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