Especially with no keyboard shortcuts for custom-installed Lenses, I thought it would be nice for the Dash to always open the last used Lens for me (instead of the default Home/Global Lens). Is it possible to achieve this?

Generalization: Maybe the Dash interaction could be enhanced to make it more keyboard-friendly overall.

As a keyboard-centric user, I find the following flow slightly irksome:

Keyboard :: To open the Dash via the Super key THEN Mouse :: To select the desired lens. (Control-Tab is tedious with 10+ lenses installed) THEN Keyboard :: To type my query THEN Mouse :: To select the desired result. (Cursor keys are difficult when there are a lot of search results).

Just a thought.

  • I filed an issue about this: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/946019 However the issue was marked invalid because I was told to create a Brainstorm idea. So I did, but that idea was marked as not-an-idea, because people are not permitted to make suggestions regarding Unity there. Apparently, we have to go directly to the Atyana folks...so I tried that and they said they're not taking general input from people unless a launchpad issue has been filed. OMFG!!!
    – HDave
    Sep 28 '12 at 21:21
  • Look at another question, where I was asked to file a bug report, but the Reporting Bugs guide seems to suggest I should submit it to Brainstorm instead. Thankfully, I haven't gone through with the process. Seems many are happy to simply close open issues, instead of exploring their greater potential.
    – Anant
    Oct 1 '12 at 15:46

You might try to the Dconf Editor to change the Unity Lenses. UbuntuForums.org has some posts about it.
Ubuntu Forums

The Wiki of Ubuntu.com has also some information about lenses.... and how to build one yourself.. If you have some spare time laying around somewhere, give building a lens a shot.

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    – Mahesh
    Jun 25 '12 at 8:47

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