When there are no more search results in the Dash, highlighting categories is confusing

Reported by Vincent on 2013-07-14
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

See http://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/1i9dcx/this_happen_for_anyone_else_unity_dash/

When searching in the Dash, you can press the Down arrow and then Enter to select a category (e.g. "Recently Used" or "Applications") to see more results in that category. However, when there are no more results in that category, pressing Enter does not do anything and the selection is confusing.

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :
summary: - When there are no more search results in the Dash, do not highlight
- categories
+ When there are no more search results in the Dash, highlighting
+ categories is confusing
description: updated
Vincent (vinnl) wrote :

A potential solution would be to just skip highlighting the section name in general when there is no way to interact with it.

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed

I can confirm this as well, but you can also get the same problem when mousing over the categorie header, after searching for enough things where there are no more results.

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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