Home folder refuse to open with keyboard shortcut

Reported by Mikael Ståldal on 2011-11-10
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Low
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

I have assigned a keyboard shortcut (the "HomePage" key) to Launchers - Home folder. When I press that key, the home folder icon in the Unity launcher starts flashing for a few seconds, but it doesn't open. When I click on the home folder icon with my mouse, it open as expected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.24.0-0ubuntu2b1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Thu Nov 10 22:09:09 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-27 (14 days ago)

Mikael Ståldal (mikaelstaldal) wrote :
Mikael Ståldal (mikaelstaldal) wrote :

This is written to ~/.xsession-errors when I press the "HomePage" key:

Could not parse arguments: Unknown option --browser

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, how did you assign that shortcut exactly?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Mikael Ståldal (mikaelstaldal) wrote :

I assigned it in GNOME Control Center as usual.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

How do I reproduce this bug, could you specify the exact steps to reproduce the issue.

Mikael Ståldal (mikaelstaldal) wrote :

It might be specific to the keyboard I use.

I have an USB keyboard from Logitech, lsusb says:
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c30e Logitech, Inc. UltraX Keyboard (Y-BL49)

My keyboard has six extra keys, one of them with a "home" icon on it, which I want to assign to launch home folder.

This key is described as follows by xev:
KeyPress event, serial 34, synthetic NO, window 0x4c00001,
    root 0x1ad, subw 0x0, time 4362256, (141,103), root:(142,156),
    state 0x0, keycode 180 (keysym 0x1008ff18, XF86HomePage), same_screen YES,
    XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
    XFilterEvent returns: False

I open System Settings, go to Keyboard, Shortcuts, Launchers. There I select "Home folder" and press this key, the key is named "HomePage". Then when I press this key, the home folder icon in the Unity launcher flashes for a few seconds and this is written to ~/.xsession-errors:
Could not parse arguments: Unknown option --browser

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-02
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

Oneiric is EOL now; is it still an issue with the recent release ?

tags: added: precise
removed: oneiric
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Mikael Ståldal (mikaelstaldal) wrote :

I am running precise now, and the problem is solved.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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