[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 685309] Re: Hotkeys don't work with indicator-application

Eloquence 685309 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Aug 23 01:32:06 UTC 2011

While I agree that in terms of overall system functionality this is a
"low" priority, having a user preference option that's effectively dead
and broken is very bad usability and very frustrating for Ubuntu users.
Imagine fiddling with a preference repeatedly to no effect whatsoever.
IMO it would be preferable to remove the hotkey feature entirely unless
it can be restored to functionality, and making a decision either way
would be good for the next release.

BTW, this hotkey  functionality_is_ a key feature for a notetaking
application, because it's fundamentally what makes it possible to
integrate it with day-to-day workflow. And the workaround is not in fact
a complete workaround, because tomboy ignores parameters if there's a
running instance. Finally, the panel workaround did not work for me
(tomboy isn't listed in the "add to panel" list; a panel applet is
running after tomboy is executed, but the hotkey isn't working).

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  Hotkeys don't work with indicator-application

Status in “tomboy” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: tomboy

  Steps to reproduce:
  0. (optional) Open Tomboy preferences, choose tab "Hotkeys" and configure some hotkeys, e.g. <Alt>F12 to "Show notes menu", and close the preference window.
  1. Press predefined key combinations.

  Expected behaviour:
  The defined behaviour is executed: the "Start here" note is opened, the "Search all notes" window, or Tomboy's indicator-application menu, just like the panel-applet menu in the original/upstream version of Tomboy, or like pressing <Super>S opens the Shutdown menu.

  Observed behaviour:
  Nothing happens.

  This is always reproducible. (Using Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat")

  If someone could take the time to fix this, I'm sure I would not be
  the only one who would be very grateful. This really makes a big
  difference between the upstream version of Tomboy and the one in

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