slight delay when hitting enter to launch application from dash search

Bug #1291950 reported by Tyler Chamberland on 2014-03-13
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
7.2
Fix Committed
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Trusty
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

When I hit the super key to bring up the dash and launch an application, if I partially type an application; such as "ter" for Terminal if I hit enter as Terminal is the first result there is a slight delay before the application is launched -- about 1 second. The delay is slightly less when I turn off searching from online sources.

Sometimes, when searching, during the delay before the application launches right at the last moment I sometimes see search results pop up right before the dash closes. These are usually local searches, sometimes online search if enabled.

[Test Case]
1. Enable online search results
2. Open the dash
3. Enter "ter" and quickly press "Enter"
4. Make sure that the terminal window is open without delay (not just the terminal window, in general the application that appears as first result)

[Regression Potential]
None.

Related branches

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → 7.2.0
importance: Undecided → Medium
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-04-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.0 → 7.2.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-06-04
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.1 → 7.2.2
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.2 → 7.2.3
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.2.3 → 7.3.1
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.1 → 7.3.2
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2015-03-19
Changed in unity:
milestone: 7.3.2 → 7.3.3
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.3.2+15.10.20150522-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.3.2+15.10.20150522-0ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  [ CI Train Bot ]
  * New rebuild forced.

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Add necessary signaling to set the BFB icon's tooltip and the Home
    Scope's default search string to accurately reflect if searching
    online is enabled or disabled in unity-system-settings. (LP:
    #1202160, #1101662)
  * Enable real page up/page down key navigation in the Dash. When using
    these keys the view scrolls the length of the visible view. (LP:
    #913612)
  * If Spread/Expo is active, then terminate it when entering Launcher
    keynav mode. (LP: #1447810)
  * If dragging an application:// uri type from the Dash to the desktop,
    change it to a file:// uri type so Nautilus can understand the type
    a make a copy of it on the desktop. (LP: #1241972)
  * Wait on Spread to be terminated before showing the Quicklist. (LP:
    #1441626)

  [ Luke Yelavich ]
  * Implement scope bar icon accessibility (LP: #1457073)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * ResultViewGrid: wait for double-click event only if the relative
    result needs the Preview (LP: #1447372, #1291950)

 -- CI Train Bot <email address hidden> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:21:14 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2015-10-23
description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Tyler, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/7.2.6+14.04.20151021-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed 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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Marc Peña (pachulo) wrote :

Tested on trusty, Unity version 7.2.6+14.04.20151021-0ubuntu1

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 7.2.6+14.04.20151021-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (7.2.6+14.04.20151021-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release

  [ Andrea Azzarone ]
  * Merge patch from https://launchpadlibrarian.net/216276242/low-gfx-
    override.patch (LP: #1491913)
  * Properly hide decorations when on "Show Desktop" mode. (LP: #1485073)
  * Do not handle events coming from viewports not actually containing the window.
    (LP: #1449654)
  * Make sure new icons are added to the model before calling SortAndUpdate
    (LP: #1458950)
  * GnomeSessionManager: Do not allow shutdown when screen is locked. (LP: #1460626)
  * GnomeSessionManager: Do not allow shutdown when screen is locked.

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * When looking for the top-most valid window in a VP, also check if the window
    is focused if the window is set to Always on Top. This allows Launcher icon
    spread to work properly when a window is minimized an Always on Top exists in
    the group. (LP: #1131385)
  * Wait on Spread to be terminated before showing the Quicklist. (LP: #1441626)
  * If dragging an application:// uri type from the Dash to the desktop, change it
    to a file:// uri type so Nautilus can understand the type a make a copy of it
    on the desktop. (LP: #1241972)
  * Enable real page up/page down key navigation in the Dash. When using these
    keys the view scrolls the length of the visible view. (LP: #913612)
  * Save the active window when showing the Hud so the correct window is focused
    when hiding the Hud. Fixes issue when "Always on Top" windows are present.
    (LP: #1366583)
  * Save the active window when showing the Dash so the correct window is focused
    when hiding the Dash. Fixes issue when "Always on Top" windows are present.
    (LP: #1446634)
  * When using keyboard navigation in the Dash, skip category headers that are not
    expandable. Also, do not highlight the category header when the mouse cursor
    is over it. (LP: #1045933)
  * Also use the Compiz show() method when forcing an unmapped window to be
    visible when clicking on it's active Launcher icon. (LP: #989588)
  * Add option to enable and disable Unity low graphics mode on the fly in ccsm or
    via gsettings. (LP: #1412937)
  * UScreen, PanelService: get monitor at position, ignoring pre-
    multipled Gdk scale factor (LP: #1351591)

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * ResultViewGrid: wait for double-click event only if the relative result needs
    the Preview (LP: #1291950)
  * OverlayWindowButtons: trigger a queuedraw also when a child requires a redraw
    (LP: #1461618)
  * GnomeSessionManager: Request ScreenSaver (de)activation on VT changes (LP:
    #1405349)
  * UScreen, PanelService: get monitor at position, ignoring pre-multipled Gdk
    scale factor (LP: #1351591)
  * UScreen, PanelService: get monitor at position, ignoring pre-
    multipled Gdk scale factor (LP: #1351591)

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <mail@3v1n0.net> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:54:44 +0000

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for unity 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 regressions.

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