Application launch time increased with type-to-search in unity 5.8

Bug #966417 reported by Alexander Nyrkov on 2012-03-27
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Michal Hruby
unity (Ubuntu)
Michal Hruby

Bug Description

After upgrade from unity 5.6 to unity 5.8 I've noticed a certain regression in the user experience when launching an app with the type-to-search dash feature from the Home lens.

Behavior in 5.6:
It allows me to launch an app with the return key as soon as the first search result recieved, e.g. I type 'ge' and immediately hit return, gedit launches though there're some search results left that could be displayed if I would wait a bit longer

Behavior in 5.8:
I have to wait until all search results are displayed before I can launch an app, e.g. I type 'ge', immediately hit return and nothing happens until dash displays all the search results it got.
This makes a user wait for a second or several seconds before he can get the application running although he already got the desired search result with the first couple of typed letters.

Maybe there is a reason for this behavior change but it feels like a usability regression.

Related branches

Gord Allott (community): Approve on 2012-04-02
Thomi Richards (community): Needs Fixing on 2012-04-02
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

assigned to Michal please re-assign if that feels wrong.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Michal Hruby (mhr3)
milestone: none → 5.10.0
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2012-03-30
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
status: In Progress → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-01
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Michal Hruby (mhr3)
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-02
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: 5.10-pretesting1
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.10.0-0ubuntu3

unity (5.10.0-0ubuntu3) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Oliver Grawert ]
  * Enable subarch specific quilt support
  * add linaros disable_standalone-clients.patch to make unity build with GLES

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * remove a symlink and replace with a real file for
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    want v3 format with full source upstream derived branch)

unity (5.10.0-0ubuntu2) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Ricardo Salveti de Araujo ]
  * Enabling build with OpenGL ES2.0 support for ARM and disable maintainer
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unity (5.10.0-0ubuntu1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
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    - We are using 1 bad hack for compiz hanging on startup (LP: #963264)
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      worrning that compiz crashed but fire fox and chrome is estle working.
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      (LP: #948580)
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      the background, the top bar background should not disappear
      (LP: #839480)
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      desktop dash border are rendered incorrectly (LP: #839476)
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      (LP: #865701)
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      (LP: #927441)
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      (LP: #938037)
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      the requested window (LP: #934084)
    - three-finger move does not move (Precise) (LP: #940612)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in std::__de...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Alexander Nyrkov (nyrkovalex) wrote :

Thank you for your great job!

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