HUD doesn't give the focus back to the active application after dash/hud use

Bug #934061 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2012-02-17
This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Gord Allott
Unity Distro Priority
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On current precise with unity staging:

- run nautilus
- tap <alt> to open the hud
- type "ico" (should select view>icons), "enter"

-> the hud close but nautilus doesn't get focussed back

Related branches

Gord Allott (community): Approve on 2012-03-09
Mirco Müller (community): Approve on 2012-03-05
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-17
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Medium → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 5.6.0
tags: added: hud
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-02-20
summary: - doesn't give the focus back to the active application after hud use
+ doesn't give the focus back to the active application after dash/hud use
Changed in unity-distro-priority:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2012-02-23
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Gord Allott (gordallott)
status: Triaged → In Progress
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-23
summary: - doesn't give the focus back to the active application after dash/hud use
+ HUD doesn't give the focus back to the active application after dash/hud
+ use
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-02-23
tags: added: udp
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-23
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-09
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.6.0-0ubuntu1

unity (5.6.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
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      (LP: #862972)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in __gnu_cxx::__verbose_terminate_handler()
      (LP: #926793)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in gdk_pixbuf_get_width() (LP: #937421)
    - Unity causes ibus to not work correctly (spaces incorrectly placed)
      (LP: #880876)
    - Dash - update Dash keyboard shortcuts so the 'CTRL + TAB' switches
      between Lenses and 'TAB' by itself moves the focus between categories
      (LP: #891648)
    - HUD - closing a window with <Alt>+<F4> opens the hud (LP: #923410)
    - unity-applications-daemon crashed with SIGSEGV in
      dee_sequence_model_free_row() (LP: #916356)
    - Launcher, Window Management - Launcher reveal should not be triggered
      when dragging a window (LP: #928805)
    - lenses are loaded on start, should be lazy loaded (LP: #929506)
    - Trash icon jumps about when trying to drag an icon onto it (LP: #932365)
    - HUD loses keypresses for the first second after opening (LP: #932906)
    - HUD doesn't give the focus back to the active application after dash/hud
      use (LP: #934061)
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      exist on another workspace (LP: #937898)
    - Unity Dash should support Keywords parameter in .desktop (formerly X
      -GNOME-Keywords or X-AppInstall-Keywords) (LP: #941231)
    - Support FD.o Desktop Actions spec (LP: #942042)
    - Unity hangs when touching my touchpad/trackpad (LP: #942625)
    - [regression] Pressing alt doesn't show the menu title bar in top panel
      (LP: #943194)
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    - [unity 5.6] Using Alt+F1 or Alt+F2 sends a ";3P" or ";3Q" to the active
      windows (LP: #943456)
    - [unity 5.6] holding alt and pressing a direction opens the alt-tab list
      in a buggy way (LP: #943902)
    - [unity-5.6] can't enter accents (^o->) in the dash since recent updates
      (LP: #944674)
    - Dash - Keyboard navigation for search filters is broken (LP: #844033)
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      highlights another, so there are 2 highlighted icons (LP: #817436)
    - Alt+Tab default delay of 150ms is too long (LP: #888636)
    - Keyboard shortcut - F10 shortcut is used to show menu and this is wrong
      (LP: #878492)
    - Dash - Currently the app lens doesn't show applications that are
      available for purchase (LP: #916121)
    - Chromium is running, but not showing in launcher or alt-tab.
      (LP: #918474)
    - Dash - Different states of rating stars, and dimensions (LP: #924884)
    - alt-tab confused by a multiple instances of an application on different
      workspaces (LP: #925484)
    - Launcher - Icons are not colorized properly (LP: #930949)
    - Remove glow from Alt-tab edge and Search Field image assets
      (LP: #933578)
    - "Left Mouse Drag" and "Middle Mouse Drag" should be translatable
      (LP: #930510)
    - Launcher switcher...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-14
Changed in unity-distro-priority:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-04-22
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Nick Tait (jnick-tait) on 2012-04-26
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: reviewedbydesignp
removed: udp
Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

I still lose focus from the active window, after closing the Dash or HUD, in Quantal. Not every time, but many times a day. Is anyone else seeing this in Quantal? Maybe I'll need to open a new report. Thanks.

Branimir Kolar (branimir101) wrote :

I also lose focus in 12.04 after using hud and it usually happens after switching between apps using alt+tab. 'HUD focus' kinda stays on previus app. For example if I switch from chrome to sublime using Alt+Tab and then use the HUD on sublime after I enter somethin in the HUD focus will be on chrome instead on sublime.

Brian Coleman (brianfcoleman-0) wrote :

This is still happening to me on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with Sublime Text 3 and Google Chrome. When I use the HUD to activate a menu option in Sublime Text by pressing Alt, typing to filter and pressing up or down to select an entry, when I press Enter the menu option succeeds but after the HUD UI closes focus changes to Google Chrome.

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