Minor Dash UI improvement suggestion: middle click icons

Asked by Rich Smith on 2012-06-04

A minor suggestion that should be easy to implement but would make life slightly better: there should be a way to open applications/documents from the dash without immediately closing the dash.

I suggest middle-click should open the target without closing or losing focus of the dash. This is analagous to middle-clicking in a browser to open up a page in the background.

This would be useful if you want to open more than one program for a task or if you just get distracted by the many programs offered by the dash when you have a goal in mind.

Is there a better place to submit these suggestions?

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Best Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) said : #1

The unity design mailing list would be the most appropriate place to talk about your idea. In the Unity design mailing list you will be able to start a discussion directly with other Unity developers and perhaps even Mark Shuttleworth.

To subscribe to the Unity design mailing list, please follow the steps below,

1. Become a member of Ayatana discussion group. You can find them at https://launchpad.net/~unity-design
2. Once you are approved, subscribe to the mailing list on the same page
3. You can then email the mailing list with your idea.

I hope this helps you bring forth your idea to everyone in the community. Please mark this question if you are satisfied with this answer.

Rich Smith (rls-h) said : #2

Thanks Nekhelesh Ramananthan, that solved my question.