right click and selecting application doesn't launch it

Bug #592817 reported by Anmar Oueja on 2010-06-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Fix Released
Mirco Müller
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If I right click on an application that isn't launched, then select the top most item in the popup menu (the name of the application), nothing happens. I assume the application is expected to launch. Pls see attached movie.

Anmar Oueja (anmar) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-06-14
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-06-25
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Gord Allott (gordallott)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2010-07-01
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-06-25
Changed in unity:
assignee: Gord Allott (gordallott) → Jay Taoko (jaytaoko)
Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2010-07-02
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-07-01 → 2010-07-08
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2010-07-02
Changed in unity:
assignee: Jay Taoko (jaytaoko) → Gord Allott (gordallott)
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-07-12
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-07-08 → 2010-07-15
assignee: Gord Allott (gordallott) → Mirco Müller (macslow)
Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

The name/label (former tooltip) is not meant to start/focus the app. Only a click on the icon is meant to do that. Disabling the highlighting of the name/lable will avoid users having this assumption.

Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

Can someone from the design-team please verify or deny my comment above.

Yes, the label is meant to be insensitive.

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → David Siegel (djsiegel)
status: New → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Do we have a specific signed-off visualisation from Otto of insensitive
labels in overlay menus?

Also, David, what's the rationale for having it be insensitive?


Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2010-07-15
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-07-16
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-07-15 → 2010-07-22
Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2010-07-19
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Mark, Otto has a bug assigned to him to provide visual designs for QuickList items: 607251

Honestly, the behavior of the application name entry in the QuickList do either way, but I felt that making it insensitive helps balance the menu and gives it a more dependable-feeling structure by separating the Launcher-owned items (Quit, Remove from Launcher) from the application-owned items. If anyone has strong feelings about making the Application name clickable, I am receptive to changing the behavior.

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

OK. We need the visual treatment for insensitive items regardless, we
can settle the question of whether this specific item should be
insensitive with the benefit of some of Charline's testing in time.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 0.2.20-0ubuntu1

unity (0.2.20-0ubuntu1) maverick; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Right click and selecting application doesn't launch it (LP: #592817)
    - Add some hint that the Ubuntu circle is click-able (LP: #592787)
    - Remove unpinned launchers when quitting the app (LP: #608492)
    - add to launcher isn't changed to remove from launcher (LP: #606266)
    - quicklist should be hidden when drag and drop a launcher (LP: #606258)
    - Fix reorganizing launchers (LP: #600738)
    - Removing active application makes the application closes (LP: #598175)
    - UnityLauncherQuicklistMenu clutter_actor_queue_relayout() warning
      (LP: #599718)
  * debian/control:
    - bump libclutk-dev to latest
  * debian/patches/01_add_dbusmenu_vapi_file.patch:
    - add missing file
  * debian/patches/02_disable_expandable_menu.patch:
    - disable latest changes making mutter respawning with some intel card
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:37:56 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
David Barth (dbarth) on 2010-07-26
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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