Keyboard shortcuts - Update some window management shortcuts to use "Ctrl + Super" instead of just "Super" (Part 2)

Reported by John Lea on 2012-04-26
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
High
John Lea
Unity
High
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Change the following window management shortcuts

from:

Ctrl + Alt + D Minimises all windows
Super + Cursor down Restores focused window, if window is currently maximised

to:

Ctrl + Super + D Minimises all windows
Ctrl + Super + Cursor down Restores (if currently maximised) or minimises (if currently restored) focused window

Rational:

SUPER triggers the launcher, and the actions listed above do not require launcher interactions. As a result, using SUPER on it's own for these interactions has resulted in false positives where the launcher is revealed even though it provides no benefit for these interactions. Adding CTRL to the beginning of these shortcuts solves this problem, and also makes the shortcuts more congruous with the 'Ctrl + Alt + Cursor Keys' workspace shortcuts.

For a full list of the unity shortcuts see https://docs.google.com/a/canonical.com/document/d/1jqeKtIJwqLtl58Wk_fqjr9Rrgxn9zsouCYOo-cZsLSE/edit

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-26
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: keybinding udp
Yann Dìnendal (yannbreliere) wrote :

About the "show desktop" shortcut, which is one of the most well known shortcuts, I think it would be better to keep the existing "Ctrl + Alt + D".

If the rational is that "Ctrl + Shift" is used to interact on a window while "Ctrl + Alt" lets interacting with workspaces, I would argue that while "Ctrl + Shift" interacts with the current window, this is not what "Show desktop" does.
It hides all the windows. Seen another way, it lets us view the workspace behind the current windows.
So I don't think that "Ctrl + Alt + D" to show the desktop would contradict the new "Ctrl + Shift" vs "Ctrl + Alt" distinction.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Yann, I believe having multiple keyboard shortcuts will be possible with gsettings which I think we'll be switching to for keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10. You can use either Ctrl+Super+D or Ctrl+Alt+D to show the desktop in GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.04.

Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2012-09-14
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-09
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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