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[Bug 1551986] Re: [FFe] HUD hotkey assignment is suboptimal


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Here's what will happen right now

  - Marco will remove the not-acked parts of Unity and Compiz and re-upload these.
  - I'll unblock bamf and hud - these changes are not-contentious and add window manager controls to the hud. Apparently hud doesn't handle its own default keybinding - who knew? :)
  - Once the new versions of compiz and unity (with bug fixes only) are published in xenial-proposed, I'll unblock those.

If we are formally overridden then the merge proposals should be built
again for another upload. If this happens then I would personally prefer
that it becomes an SRU so that any unexpected problems don't interfere
with the release, but that would no longer be my call.

Ideally (IMO) we'd reverse the decision to take over the window
manager's controls shortcut and take our time to figure out another
solution for 16.04.1, when we turn on upgrades for everybody.

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  [FFe] HUD hotkey assignment is suboptimal

Status in compiz package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
Status in unity package in Ubuntu:
  In Progress
Status in compiz source package in Xenial:
  In Progress
Status in unity source package in Xenial:
  In Progress

Bug description:
  = Proposed Change =
  The suggestion (subject to Design approval) is to remap HUD to alt-space and also expose window controls in to the HUD such that people used to using "alt-space n"to minimize a window still can.

  = Motivation =
  Having HUD trigger on alt tap is not working so this is a request to change it. It conflicts with several other applications such as full screen games, etc.

  = Potential Regressions =
  * Hud fails to open on alt+space
  * Hud fails to show normal menu entries for gtk applications
  * Hud fails to show normal menu entries for qt applications

  == Links to mailing lists ==
  * https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-translators/2016-April/007138.html
  * https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2016-April/019870.html

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