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Bug 587071 - Allow keyboard navigation of display items
Allow keyboard navigation of display items
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 618887
Product: gnome-shell
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other All
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: gnome-shell-maint
Depends on:
Blocks: 626660
Reported: 2009-06-26 16:47 UTC by Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Modified: 2011-02-24 15:10 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Marina Zhurakhinskaya 2009-06-26 16:47:09 UTC
We should allow keyboard navigation (up and down) of the search results, but 
should also decide if keyboard navigation of the items displayed in dash makes
sense and how it can be best enabled. We should see if showing details preview 
makes sense when the user is using keyboard navigation.
Comment 1 lexual 2009-08-23 02:30:54 UTC
Keyboard nav seems to be now working?
Comment 2 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2009-09-13 00:14:33 UTC
It works for me for search results. But until I have started typing something, I see no way to navigate amongst items. And of course, once I've started typing something, the listed items change....
Comment 3 lexual 2009-12-10 04:05:06 UTC
I wonder if  alt-f1 should draw the left hand overlay only, and not the zoomed out workspaces ??
Comment 4 Colin Walters 2009-12-11 17:17:18 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I wonder if  alt-f1 should draw the left hand overlay only, and not the zoomed
> out workspaces ??

Probably not; we need an alternative overview entry key if you don't have Super.  Now Alt-F2 on the other hand should be a search over apps using a dash-like display.
Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2010-10-27 20:01:22 UTC
Another one which has been open for a long time but is still valid. If I hit Start / Alt-F1 I can't then navigate the left hand pane with arrow keys (and it's a long way with the mouse to the left hand side of the desktop from the right hand side of my right hand monitor :>). Is there a reason not to allow this?
Comment 6 Dan Winship 2010-10-27 20:14:34 UTC
I had patches for this before as part of bug 621671, but I let them bitrot because the overview is being redesigned. It will be fixed soonish.
Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2010-10-27 20:57:33 UTC
awesome, thanks Dan.
Comment 8 Dan Winship 2011-02-24 15:10:58 UTC
dash keynav is implemented in bug 618887. Search result keynav is already there, but vaguely dubious, as discussed in bug 640779

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 618887 ***