add cursor-key navigation to quicklists

Bug #701543 reported by Mirco Müller on 2011-01-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Mirco Müller
Olivier Tilloy
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Add the ability to navigate open quicklists with cusor-keys and select a highlighted item with RETURN-key.

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Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2011-01-11
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Mirco Müller (macslow)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 3.4
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-01-11
tags: added: a11y
Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

Just for reference I'm adding the proposed key-mapping to use for the quicklist-navigation:
 - shortcut key to bring up the quicklist (SHIFT F10 or CursorRight proposed)
 - shortcut key to move selection in quicklist up (CursorUp proposed)
 - shortcut key to move selection in quicklist down (CursorDown proposed)
 - shortcut key to close an open quicklist (CursorLeft or ESCAPE proposed)
 - shortcut key to activate current selection in quicklist (RETURN or SPACE or shortcut-accelerator proposed)

+1 though I think we should find a good way to develop the big-picture
shortcut key mapping rather than little snippets in bugs.


Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

If the vendor logo in the top left were to be made a "menu" it would be possible to scrub left from the "File" menu, then down the icons in the dock, and then right, and up/down through Quicklist items.

For keyboard navigation purposes the panel could then effectively be a giant menu, with the QuickLists being sub-menus.

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

Very interesting suggestion, Paul!

Mirco Müller (macslow) wrote :

@ Mark: In the navigation for the launcher ( the proposed key-mappings for moving around and activating are kept as consistent as possible with the mapping for the quicklist and normal menus.

@ Paul: See the other bug on the keyboard-navigation for the launcher, which is using the same mappings for moving up/down in quicklists -> Your idea sounds cool and we'll try it out when we've the normal navigation working.

Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2011-01-13
Changed in unity:
status: New → In Progress
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.2.14
Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2011-01-20
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.14 → 3.2.16
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-01-27
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.2.16 → 3.4
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.6
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: 3.6 → 3.8
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-07
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4 → 3.4.2
David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-02-11
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.2 → 3.4.4
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-02-18
Changed in unity:
milestone: 3.4.4 → 3.4.6
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
Mirco Müller (macslow) on 2011-02-21
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-24
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-24
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.4.6-0ubuntu1

unity (3.4.6-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - dash times out (LP: #662618)
    - possible memory leak in compiz when using places, dashboard
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in IconTexture::~IconTexture() (LP: #721907)
    - dash - search string not always taken into account (LP: #701569)
    - Unity allows you to Quit itself (LP: #705536)
    - invisible window border problems (LP: #710271)
    - Slowliness in the file places (LP: #710791)
    - add super shortcuts to the launcher - logic (LP: #721264)
    - key navigation doesn't activate trash, keys, expo or places
    - Super-shortcuts for apps, files, and workspace switcher (LP: #617356)
    - New launcher tile super key overlay aesthetic (LP: #646712)
    - add cursor-key navigation to quicklists (LP: #701543)
    - Super key should open Dash (LP: #706713)
    - Dash view should use "Prefferred Applications" icons where appropriate
      (LP: #708479)
    - some partitions appear with questionmark icon (LP: #710809)
    - Unity wrongly resizes thumbnails after first opening of Files place
    - Change the fading and showing curve effect when hovering the bfb
    - Recent files appear duplicated in the Dash (LP: #646758)
    - All Applications tab only shows first 100 applications (LP: #660979)
    - slide animation typo in unity configuration (LP: #723354)
    - Place icons should be in their respective packages (LP: #672447)
    - Trash right click menu is positioned incorrectly (LP: #718880)
    - Require to use gconf to check on unity and the panel-service if the
      accessibility should be enabled (LP: #723699)
  * debian/control:
    - dep on latest nux
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:16:29 +0100

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
tags: added: delta-with-3d
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2011-03-14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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