Keyboard navigation should jump invisible icons

Bug #734018 reported by Andrea Azzarone on 2011-03-12
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Andrea Azzarone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I activate the launcher keyboard navigation sometimes no icon is highlighted. This is because even the invisible icons are considered.

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Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-03-12
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (arlecchino92)

What are the invisible icons? I mean, technically (I can confirm that some invisible icons exist, but what are they?).

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

I have shown it with a simple loop while for testing: one is the icon for compiz and another one have no tooltip. But you have the same problem?

Yes. Exactly the same thing. If I press the right arrow on the icon without tooltip, the quicklist is shown. If I choose "Close", unity is killed (so, one of the invisble icons is compiz and the another one should be some unity's component).

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

It is not a duplicate becuase the invisble icons are not only to the top or bottom!

Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

The real bug is that Unity is showing itself on the launcher.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Alex Launi (alexlauni) wrote :

What do you do to get the 'invisible' icons?

Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) wrote :

"The real bug is that Unity is showing itself on the launcher."
There are also other icons that are invisible, for example Compiz!

I have already made a patch and a propose of marging. We can skip an icon if GetQuirk (LauncherIcon::QUIRK_VISIBLE) is false ;)

I think that these invisible icons should not be in launcher, because it
can generate problems in other cases too (and in all of these places we
must to have a verification to confirm that the icon is visible).

Maybe we should create a blacklist of programs (that shouldn't ever
appear on launcher).

On Seg, 2011-03-14 at 19:42 +0000, Andrea Azzarone wrote:
> "The real bug is that Unity is showing itself on the launcher."
> There are also other icons that are invisible, for example Compiz!
> I have already made a patch and a propose of marging. We can skip an
> icon if GetQuirk (LauncherIcon::QUIRK_VISIBLE) is false ;)

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

The invisible icons are needed AFAIK for placeholders and such, so we will ways some.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-16
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 3.6.6
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-03-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.6-0ubuntu1

unity (3.6.6-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - drag and drop from dash to launcher issues (LP: #727675)
    - unity-panel-service crashed in g_type_class_meta_marshal (LP: #727788)
    - Dash: first-use text entry does not work until Alt-F2 version is used
      (LP: #735342)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()
      (LP: #734721)
    - drag from dash to launcher (LP: #662616)
    - Dash - Create single widget for Dashboard (LP: #683729)
    - [FFe] Recently installed applications should be easy to run
      (LP: #670403)
    - Pressing Alt key does not underline mnemonics (LP: #689179)
    - indicator-appmenu breaks Alt accelerator keys (LP: #663030)
    - can't pin KTouch to the launcher (LP: #693755)
    - Unity paints multiple times with multi-screen (LP: #727116)
    - unitymtgrabhandles crashes when no key is set (LP: #727144)
    - SIGSEGV in PlaceEntryHome::SetSearch (LP: #731927)
    - [launcher] New Default favorites (LP: #714707)
    - Dash: Alt-F2 Pressing enter on the dash can start the first entry of the
      second group from the history (LP: #734738)
    - Dash: keyboard arrow navigation disappears off bottom (LP: #735347)
    - Increase the size of the top left Launcher reveal area from 1px to a 3px
      by 3px square (LP: #736034)
    - [dash] scrollbar's clickable zone should extend to the right border of
      the dash border (LP: #651398)
    - Launcher - Replace Dash lens Launcher icons with updated versions
      (LP: #676613)
    - NuxUtilAccessible requires to implement support to key event listeners
      (LP: #702672)
    - launcher icons dnd doesn't behave correctly when the dash is in use
      (LP: #708885)
    - Keyboard-navigation: highlight stays after losing focus (LP: #713632)
    - Implement AtkComponent for ATK objects in the panel service
      (LP: #715297)
    - Super shortcuts for application place and worskspace swither conflicts
      with compiz keys (LP: #723273)
    - Use DeeIndex instead of strcmp in PlaceEntryHome (LP: #724886)
    - [dash] text cursor not vertically centred in the entry (LP: #724927)
    - Moving cursor in dash text entry field causes cursor artifacts
      (LP: #725493)
    - Missing "children_changed" event emission from the atk support
      (LP: #727137)
    - Typing should immediately search; focusing the search field is fiddly
      (LP: #727295)
    - "Find Internet Apps", "Browse the Web", and "Check Mail" are scattered
      in default Dash (LP: #729009)
    - Press-holding on a icon in the Launcher should de-couple the icon and
      enable the user to reorder the icon vertically without leaving the
      Launcher. (LP: #727922)
    - "Shortcuts" heading in Dash seems pointless (LP: #729000)
    - intellihide is incompatible with totem fullscreen / Still some false
      positive on ws switch (LP: #730679)
    - Launcher - provide visual design for launcher keyboard navigation
      (LP: #702490)
    - Dash - Update the 'Shortcuts' dash home icon (LP: #689763)
    - The Unity panel service Does not connect to the


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