Where can I send feature requests? Both for Ubuntu as a whole and individual (supported) apps?
For individual apps, the best way is filing a bug requests or feature request in the individual applications.
Some upstream development portals might be having explicit feature for asking user ideas but most of them use their bug tracker for that.
Example, you want a new feature in
Synapse (the kick-ass launcher powered by zeitgeist) then you can file a bug request, ask for the feature and ask for the bug to be classified under
Or before filing bugs for wishlist, you might want to talk to the devs of the particular application. You can look at their mailing list or IRC channel.
You can make a feature suggest by submitting it as a "bug" at bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu.
Mark the bug starting with
wishlist: and the developers will know there is a demand. Only the maintainer of a project or bug superviser can then change the "Importance" to "Wishlist"
These types of bugs unfortunately are not usually given a high priority so you may have more luck trying to approach the upstream developers.
The link to actually file a bug "Report a bug" in the top right corner leads to a page, where the possibility to file a bug is hard to find. The link can be found in the section:
3. Tips and tricks >> 2. Filing bugs at Launchpad.net
It is also possible to file a bug now at the console if you type
into the console and follow the instructions.
Note: I think this whole process could be optimized and I think it is strange to call feature requests still "bugs".
To report bugs or do feature requests to Ubuntu:
1. For individual applications:
Figure out how to file a bug or feature request for that individual application.
Ex: after a series of searches and clicking around I discovered that all GNOME-related bugs and feature requests should be submitted to the GNOME-project directly. This includes for
gnome-terminal, for instance. Do that on GitLab here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME.
2. For Ubuntu itself, or in the case that the individual application tells you to file the bug or feature request "with your Linux distribution's maintainers":
Here are the answers for Ubuntu itself:
- Read here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.
Holy smokes, that's long! Whew, what's the short answer?
- To report bugs, type
ubuntu-buginto your terminal and follow the instructions.
- To do a feature request:
Post it on Launchpad here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug/?no-redirectUpdate: Sebastien Bacher tells me to post it on https://discourse.ubuntu.com/ instead.
- AND/OR email the Ubuntu-devel-discuss group at [email protected]. However, if you're not part of the group, your email will probably be rejected, so first sign up here: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-discuss. And then when you go to send the email, be sure to send it from the same email you just signed up with.
Note that I found this Launchpad link to manually report bugs or feature requests buried way down on this page here under the section titled "Filing bugs manually at Launchpad.net", and the words "Launchpad's own bug report form".
Feature requests I've done:
- I'd like to see Nemo become the default file manager instead of Nautilus:
- I'd like to see
gnome-terminaladd the ability to split the screen easily, like
- I'd like an easy way to script the opening of tabs in
gnome-terminal: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-terminal/-/issues/281, rather than doing my pretty ridiculous (but perfectly-functional) work-around I describe here: Open Terminal with multiple tabs and execute application.