Alt+F2 should notify you of typos

Reported by Thijs van Dijk on 2011-05-12
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This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Wishlist
John Lea
Unity
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

If you hit Alt-F2, and enter "ubutnu-bug unity", "ubuntu-big unity", or "unity-bug ubuntu", nothing happens. On several occasions, I have thought that the ubuntu-bug program was simply slow to start, wasting several minutes patiently waiting before finally discovering my typo.

I think a simple error message "Could not start 'ubntu-bug'" would greatly help in these situations.

ProblemType: Enhancement
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,gnomecompat,snap,place,compiztoolbox,resize,grid,regex,vpswitch,animation,move,session,mousepoll,expo,ezoom,imgpng,workarounds,staticswitcher,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Thu May 12 12:40:26 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Thijs van Dijk (ametheus) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Harry van Haaren (harryhaaren) wrote :

needs-design , cant edit existing tags here

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-06-17
tags: added: needs-design
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-17
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: udo
Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-06-20
tags: added: alt-f2-bad-input
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-20
tags: removed: needs-design
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-06-30
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-06-30
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Jorge O. Castro (jorge) on 2011-07-01
tags: added: backlog
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Biscaro (marcobiscaro2112)

John Lea: what is the exact text to be displayed in the message dialog?

Thijs van Dijk (ametheus) wrote :

Bug 814032 is related, though not strictly the same.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-10-18
tags: added: udp
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: Marco Biscaro (marcobiscaro2112) → nobody
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-22
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
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