Keyboard access to me menu in Unity? -- lacks front-to-back cycling

Evan Huus eapache at
Sat Apr 16 11:47:58 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Jason Todd <jtodd929 at> wrote:
> The other issue I'm facing when accessing Session-Menu is that the arrow
> keys don't cycle front-to-back/back-to-front when scrolling the panel
> indicators in Beta 2.

I'm actually able to do this just fine. One tap left and I wrap
around. That's odd.

> For example, if I have no apps open (and then no global menus present) and I
> press F10 the highlight appears on the first indicator menu.

Another difference with my machine: If I have no apps open, the global
menu for nautilus shows up (since presumably the desktop is nautilus,
and it has focus). Again, odd.

One of our machines seems to be behaving oddly. I'm guessing it's mine
(it's an upgrade from maverick from lucid), but either way it would be
nice to know the intended behavior here.


> If I press the
> left arrow key (with the intention of cycling to the Session-Menu) nothing
> happens. If I press the right-arrow key then I can cycle through the menus,
> but I have to go through each indicator menu which involves much tapping. I
> would be so much faster to be able to tap the right-arrow key and land
> directly on the session-menu.
>> From: eapache at
>> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:03:23 -0400
>> Subject: Keyboard access to me menu in Unity?
>> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at
>> In past versions of Ubuntu, Super-S would select the me menu so that
>> you could access it without a mouse. In unity, this combo is used for
>> the expo plugin, and I cannot find the combo that replaced it.
>> I have found
>> which is fairly comprehensive, but doesn't list a combo for this.
>> Is this a bug I should file, or is there already a new shortcut that
>> I'm just missing?
>> Thanks,
>> Evan
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