a dream

Pedro Bessa pedbessa at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 20:57:33 UTC 2012

steps to reproduce
1. not all keyboards have a Super key, so using a keyboard that has no 
Super key, hit Super
expected result:
ubuntu is inclusive, so I can access Super
actual result:
ubuntu isn't inclusive, so I can't access Super

I created an add-on for Firefox called Ubiquity in Awesomebar.
Somebody asked for Ubiquity in Awesomebar.
Somebody else said that Ubiquity isn't like Linux, because Linux 
commands are cryptic and Ubiquity is expressive.


I was going the emacs and vim way...
but we're making ubuntu for the masses...
so I noticed that we should go the ubiquity way...

hit Ctrl once, Dash opens, type S, see Save, discover ShotWell,
but Save is already selected, because we already decided that Save is 
the default match for S,
hit enter, saves

hit Ctrl once, Dash opens, type C, see Copy, discover Compiz Config,
but Copy is already selected, because we already decided that Copy is 
the default match for C,
hit enter, copies

hit Ctrl once, Dash opens, type F, see Find, discover Firefox,
but Find is already selected, because we already decided that Find is 
the default match for F,
hit enter, finds

What do you say?

Best regards,
Pedro Bessa

On 28-01-2012 17:23, Alex Schoof wrote:
> The super key already opens the dash. Hit super. Then type sett. Then 
> down. Then enter.
> Hold control and press s to save.
> -- Alex
> On Jan 28, 2012 2:16 PM, "Pedro Bessa" <pedbessa at gmail.com 
> <mailto:pedbessa at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Ubuntu team and community,
>     we have to make using the keyboard a pleasing experience.
>     I thought about creating a shortcut for Dash, for Ubuntu Software
>     Store, for System Settings, but I quickly run into conflicts. If
>     CTRL+S is save, what is System Settings? So we have to go like the
>     emacs way, but better.
>     We hit ctrl once, but we don't hold ctrl, because that toggles on
>     keyboard shortcut mode.
>     Calm down! When we hit s, we see save. When we hit c, we see copy.
>     When we hit f, we see find. It's all there, the old shortcuts.
>     Going back, we hit ctrl once, then we type Ubu, then see what
>     we're typing, then see Ubuntu One and Ubuntu Software Center, then
>     hit down, then Ubuntu Software Center is selected, then hit enter,
>     then Ubuntu opens Ubuntu Software Center for us.
>     That's very expressive, so that is very good, because we need to
>     express intent.
>     What do you say?
>     Best regards,
>     Pedro Bessa
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