Dash - The "Desktop" folder is not accessible through the dash

Bug #837810 reported by Feathertail on 2011-08-31
8
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Low
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Low
Angelo Compagnucci
unity-lens-files
Low
Angelo Compagnucci
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Angelo Compagnucci
unity-lens-files (Ubuntu)
Low
Angelo Compagnucci

Bug Description

PROBLEM

It is not possible to access the Desktop folder via the dash, the way you can access the "Documents" or "Pictures" folders (for instance). This is a problem when one wants to get to the desktop without hiding all other windows, for instance, or open a Nautilus session targeting the desktop.

HOW TO REPRODUCE

1. Hit the "Super" key to bring up the dash.
2. Type in the word "desktop."

An arbitrary selection of files on your desktop will appear in the files and folders listing, mixed in with items like Synaptic for no apparent reason.

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Desired resolution:

- The 'desktop' folder should be accessible via the File Lens.
- It should appear underneath the folders category header if a user expands the header by clicking on 'see XX more results'
- It should also appear in search results

Related branches

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-06
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-12-08
description: updated
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - The "Desktop" folder is not accessible through the dash
+ Dash - The "Desktop" folder is not accessible through the dash
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-08
Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-lens-files:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Angelo Compagnucci (angeloc)
Changed in unity-lens-files:
assignee: nobody → Angelo Compagnucci (angeloc)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Angelo Compagnucci (angeloc)
Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Angelo Compagnucci (angeloc)
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2012-03-16
Changed in unity-lens-files:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → 5.8.0
Changed in unity-lens-files:
milestone: none → 5.8.0
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-23
Changed in unity:
milestone: 5.8.0 → 5.10.0
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-27
Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
no longer affects: unity (Ubuntu)
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2012-04-05
Changed in unity-lens-files:
milestone: 5.8.0 → 5.10.0
Changed in unity-lens-files:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-05
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity-lens-files:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-lens-files - 5.10.0-0ubuntu1

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unity-lens-files (5.10.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Dash - Search for a folder gives everything inside the folder, except
      the folder itself (LP: #749566)
    - Renaming / Moving a file results in duplicates in files lens
      (LP: #974417)
    - Dash - The "Desktop" folder is not accessible through the dash
      (LP: #837810)
  * debian/control:
    - build-dep on newer libzeitgeist-dev
    - update Standards-Version to latest
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:46:22 +0200

Changed in unity-lens-files (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-09-19
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
removed: udp
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Problem was not in Unity proper but in unity-lens-files (and was fixed there). Leving the Unity bug task for documentation purposes.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Angelo Compagnucci (angeloc)
importance: Undecided → Low
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