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Re: Minor dash annoyance (change proposal)


I agree with you completely Arthur. Thou I must add that for specifying
searches with text you can also look for the second word like "sources" or
"update" which pulls the appropriate app up first in line. Or if you know
the technical name like "gedit".

With metta, Chris
On Nov 17, 2012 4:44 AM, "Arthur Tan" <arthur@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I agree completely with both Matthieu and Petko,
> IMHO, a workable solution is:
> 1. Make TAB the only key that selects between CATEGORIES e.g. Recent
> Apps, Recent Files, Downloads, etc.
> 2. Make ARROW KEYS the only keys that can navigate among or between
> ICONS and icon rows.
> This has a couple of benefits.
> 1. Suppose you type a partial name in Dash and want to see more
> results. You just hit TAB, then Enter (which is exactly the current
> behavior) and then more results would appear. No change to the code is
> necessary.
> 2. Similarly, typing a partial name and then hitting down-arrow
> immediately allows you to navigate among the possible app or file or
> whatever choices you want. You would skip the "Recent Apps see more
> result" line. This saves a key-stroke i.e. you hit down-arrow once
> instead of twice.
> Finally, I would still move "see more results" BELOW the first line of
> icons in each Category.
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