search restarts when view is changed

Bug #398420 reported by Michiel Wittkampf on 2009-07-12
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

First you do a search with nautilus, and the results are displayed. Then you change the view. For example from the Icon View to the List View, because you expect to more quickly find the file you are looking for in this view.

The problem is that nautilus starts searching again, in stead of just changing the view. This is very inefficient for the user.

I suggest that nautilus search should collect all the information it needs for all the views in the search action. During a long search action the user can do something else in between. But as the results come in, the user should be able to quickly work on them, for example by changing the view and then choosing the result he is looking for.

Lightbreeze (nedhoy-gmail) wrote :

I can confirm this problem in Jaunty.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

this is a bug in nautilus and not a papercut.

For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read >

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
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