Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor

Bug #791746 reported by Philipp Wendler on 2011-06-02
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Bug Description

In a dual-monitor setup, using the mouse there is no way to switch between two applications that both reside on the right monitor without traveling to the far left to the launcher, which takes much time. Of course the keyboard shortcuts can be used, but these don't help in all situations as well (for example when doing drag'n'drop, or when the user doesn't know them).

So there should be a way to switch between windows on a single monitor without the mouse having to leave that monitor.

summary: - [Natty] No way to switch windows with mouse on second monito
+ Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor

Alt-tab ?

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Philipp Wendler
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> In a dual-monitor setup, using the mouse there is no way to switch
> between two applications that both reside on the right monitor without
> traveling to the far left to the launcher, which takes much time. Of
> course the keyboard shortcuts can be used, but these don't help in all
> situations as well (for example when doing drag'n'drop, or when the user
> doesn't know them).
>
> So there should be a way to switch between windows on a single monitor
> without the mouse having to leave that monitor.
>
> ** Affects: unity
>     Importance: Undecided
>         Status: New
>
>
> ** Tags: natty
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - [Natty] No way to switch windows with mouse on second monito
> + Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor
>
> --
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/791746
>
> Title:
>  Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor
>
> Status in Unity:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  In a dual-monitor setup, using the mouse there is no way to switch
>  between two applications that both reside on the right monitor without
>  traveling to the far left to the launcher, which takes much time. Of
>  course the keyboard shortcuts can be used, but these don't help in all
>  situations as well (for example when doing drag'n'drop, or when the
>  user doesn't know them).
>
>  So there should be a way to switch between windows on a single monitor
>  without the mouse having to leave that monitor.
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

Hmmm, I suppose we could allow alt-tab during d'n'd. I'll have a look at it.

On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Sam Spilsbury <email address hidden> wrote:
> Alt-tab ?
>
> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Philipp Wendler
> <email address hidden> wrote:
>> Public bug reported:
>>
>> In a dual-monitor setup, using the mouse there is no way to switch
>> between two applications that both reside on the right monitor without
>> traveling to the far left to the launcher, which takes much time. Of
>> course the keyboard shortcuts can be used, but these don't help in all
>> situations as well (for example when doing drag'n'drop, or when the user
>> doesn't know them).
>>
>> So there should be a way to switch between windows on a single monitor
>> without the mouse having to leave that monitor.
>>
>> ** Affects: unity
>>     Importance: Undecided
>>         Status: New
>>
>>
>> ** Tags: natty
>>
>> ** Summary changed:
>>
>> - [Natty] No way to switch windows with mouse on second monito
>> + Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor
>>
>> --
>> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Unity
>> Bugs, which is subscribed to unity.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/791746
>>
>> Title:
>>  Natty: No way to switch windows with mouse on second monitor
>>
>> Status in Unity:
>>  New
>>
>> Bug description:
>>  In a dual-monitor setup, using the mouse there is no way to switch
>>  between two applications that both reside on the right monitor without
>>  traveling to the far left to the launcher, which takes much time. Of
>>  course the keyboard shortcuts can be used, but these don't help in all
>>  situations as well (for example when doing drag'n'drop, or when the
>>  user doesn't know them).
>>
>>  So there should be a way to switch between windows on a single monitor
>>  without the mouse having to leave that monitor.
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Sam Spilsbury
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-06-25
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) → nobody
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Multi-monitor Launcher functionality has been available for the lastseveral Ubuntu releases. This bug no longer applies.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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