Unity should handle video-out keycodes that correspond to Super + P + Enter

Bug #632632 reported by Mark Shuttleworth on 2010-09-07
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Neil J. Patel
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Video Out hotkeys on next-generation laptops are now sending Super (Windows) + P

Unity should handle these cases without triggering Unity-level functions unrelated to the video out.

This relates to this bug (which is being fixed upstream to support Super (Windows) + P):

Jerone has a video here to demonstrate:

Related branches

David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

So I understand, Mutter should invoke a particular command when SUPER + P + ENTER is detected.
Setting to medium for now, as there is an OEM side to this issue.

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → backlog
David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Jason: can you check if that's a configuration parameter, or if that would require code support.
If it requires code, this needs to be addressed preferably prior to the release, whereas parameters can be delivered on a per system basis.

Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Mark/Jerone, I'm not sure I understand what Unity should be doing here, is it not passing on those key presses or is it not launching the correct application?

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → New
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: backlog → 2010-09-22
status: New → Incomplete

I guess that should map to whatever we do to trigger a video device /
display detection and configuration round.


Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Thanks Mark. I also spoke to Chris Coulson, and it seems the code to handle cycling the video modes is in Gnome Settings Daemon, and we do block that from being invoked by grabbing the Super key for Unity functions.

It seems the best way forward would be to expose a method on g-s-d's D-Bus interface so Unity could safely drive the video mode cycling and we don't need to maintain the cycling code in two places. I'll try and look into this once I'm done with higher-priority bugs.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-12-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 2010-09-22 → 3.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-28
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-28
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-01
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.0-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.0-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Menu bar becomes blank periodically (LP: #683065)
    - Unity does not update when screen resolution changes (LP: #684539)
    - [dash] Keyboard navigation not implemented as specified (LP: #608132)
    - Dash - build the Desktop Dash (LP: #683719)
    - Quicklists not working (LP: #719780)
    - Launcher auto hide animation has a life of it's own / Unity launcher
      constantly sliding in and out without user interaction (LP: #717364)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::getModalTransient()
      (LP: #726235)
    - Don't show launcher number overlays on tap of super (LP: #726630)
    - Optimize texture memory usage for unexposed view icons (LP: #609994)
    - Unity should handle video-out keycodes that correspond to Super + P +
      Enter (LP: #632632)
    - dash - wrong count of remaining items to see (LP: #662605)
    - dash - x search box button visibility (LP: #662614)
    - Touch window management gesture previews (LP: #683688)
    - unity not working on rotated displays (LP: #694596)
    - unity main top bar in displays in wrong area (multi-head issue)
      (LP: #707209)
    - unity place group visual improvements (LP: #714528)
    - Implement ref_state_set for toplevel ATK objects in the panel service
      (LP: #715299)
    - Alt + F1 doesn't show the launcher if hidden (LP: #717125)
    - Keyboard navigation: Choosing a window from launcher doesn't change
      input focus. (LP: #721811)
    - Quicklists not closing when losing focus (LP: #724739)
    - wrong animation in the launcher (LP: #724956)
    - Window management - windows go below launcher and panel (LP: #725463)
    - Media and PrintScreen keys don't work (LP: #621887)
    - super-shortcuts should be "serializable" (LP: #638936)
    - Chromium icon in Unity is distorted / some scaled distored in the unity
      place applications (LP: #670169)
    - launcher stays on screen when it shouldn't | false show/hide positives
      on the launcher (LP: #711176)
    - Keyboard navigation: no public API to know the current Laucher Icon
      selected when key nav is activated (LP: #722660)
    - Require to implement AtkSelection on the Launcher (LP: #723804)
    - LauncherIcon accessibility support requires to expose the selection
      state (LP: #723806)
    - Add keyboard shortcuts for launching separate instances of applications
      (LP: #724865)
  * debian/control:
    - dep on latest nux
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 14:27:16 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

According to bug #704231 I don't think this bug was actually fixed.

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