I just installed Ubuntu with Unity-2d inside VMWare. I press Super to search for an app, I start typing something like "te" and then get a bunch of apps. How do I navigate between them with the keyboard?

EDIT: Please don't post an answer before you verified that it works. I want to know which keys actually work, not which keys are supposed to work.

  • Pressing TAB enables you to select any of the listed apps. Is that what you meant? – Dan Apr 30 '11 at 12:35
  • Everyone: This is probably a bug in Unity-2d – Ram Rachum May 3 '11 at 21:41
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    is the bug filed, is there a bug number? – type May 26 '11 at 21:27

You can use the arrow keys to navigate.

For example, if I wanted to open Gedit, I could press super then type 'ge'.

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Then I would press . This would highlight the 'See x more results' text.

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Then I would press again. This would highlight the first application.

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Then I would press to select the second application (Gedit) and press enter to launch.

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If an item in a row is highlighted, you can press the items to move between them. You can move between rows with the buttons. Initially no row is selected so you need to press until an item in the first row is selected. You can use the tab key to move between all possible selections.

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    You make great screenshots, but your solution simply doesn't work. Nothing happens when I push these buttons. This is probably a bug with Unity-2d. – Ram Rachum May 3 '11 at 21:41
  • While admittedly I am not using Unity-2D, the instructions work for me under Unity with Compiz. – Kory Wnuk Jun 3 '11 at 20:07

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