Preserve settings after closing

Bug #1188954 reported by Yoozer on 2013-06-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released

Bug Description

If I check options like 'Hidden Files' or open the 'Advanced Settings' panel, Catfish does not remember these preferences after I close it.

I am using Catfish 0.7~bzr20130602~raring1

description: updated
Deyvi (damos96) wrote :

You have to start Catfish with the --hidden option

$ catfish --hidden

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

I've added a settings RC file to catfish, in order to remember states for hidden files and sidebar.

Changed in catfish-search:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Sean Davis (smd-seandavis)
Deyvi (damos96) wrote :

Where do I find this RC file?

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Catfish creates this file when you change the settings in the application. I may not have actually pushed my changes before, but they should be there now.

The file is created at ~/.config/catfish/catfish.rc and right now only stores the hidden files and sidebar settings.

Thanks Sean, but for some reason the latest build (from the 24th of June) won't launch at all.

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Hi Yoozer,

Could you try running it from the terminal and see if there is any output?

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "bin/", line 50, in <module>
    import catfish
  File "/usr/share/catfish/catfish/", line 24, in <module>
    from catfish import CatfishWindow
  File "/usr/share/catfish/catfish/", line 37, in <module>
    from catfish_lib import Window, CatfishSettings
ImportError: cannot import name CatfishSettings

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Thanks for checking it out.

Liviu, it seems the daily PPA is not installing the latest file I added, could you check it out?

Changed in catfish-search:
assignee: Sean Davis (smd-seandavis) → Liviu Andronic (landronimirc)
Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

I've found the problem, it should be fixed in the next catfish build (probably tomorrow)

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :

Please try this again from the PPA now. It is working for me.

Same here. Thanks.

Hopefully you can add the ability to save the user's preferences for 'Exact Match' and 'Fulltext Search', just for completeness.

I think Catfish should also remember if you set it to search a directory other than your Home folder.

Sean Davis (bluesabre) on 2013-08-26
Changed in catfish-search:
milestone: none → 0.8.0
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
assignee: Liviu Andronic (landronimirc) → nobody
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