Nautilus 2.31.1 crashes reproducibly when window opened via XF86Favorites keyboard hotkey

Bug #721565 reported by User Unknown
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

I hope this is the right place here, as this apparently is isolated to the Nautilus version for Ubuntu 10.04 distributed with the nautilus-elementary PPA. I cannot file a bug in that PPA's launchpad page, and neither does 'ubuntu-bug nautilus' succeed (not a genuine Ubuntu package), so I'm filing this here.

Here the info on my system and the package in question:
Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS
GNOME nautilus 2.31.1 - 2.31.1-0ubuntu2~ppa92

When pressing the keyboard hotkey XF86Favorites when the desktop (*not* a Nautilus window!) has "focus", a small "Edit Bookmarks" dialog window opens in the middle of the screen (looks like the same window as the "Edit Bookmarks..." entry or CTRL+B from the Nautilus menu, but doesn't open a full-scale Nautilus window when a bookmark is selected). When opening any bookmark folder there via double-click or the "Jump to" button, another window opens, which is sort of a stripped down Nautilus window merely displaying the folder content.

In this tiny Nautilus window, whenever I try to use the menubar, I can click the menubar and the submenu pops up, but as soon as I hover the cursor over any submenu item, or try to select one with the cursor keys, nautilus crashes and restarts completely, just like when entering "nautilus -q". The same happens when I try to click the "close" button (little x button of the window decoration) of that small nautilus window.

The very same "Edit Bookmarks" dialog window can also be opened when pressing CTRL+B while the desktop has "focus". When double-clicking any item there, the same tiny Nautilus window appears displaying that folder's content. But in this case, Nautilus won't crash as explained above, so it seems to be linked somehow to being opened by the XF86Favorites hotkey.

I assume this bug is low priority as only few people will probably ever come across this issue given the fact, that only rather few keyboards have that XF86Favorites hotkey, anyway.

I run across this issue on Ubuntu 10.04 with Nautilus 2.31.1 (from nautilus-elementary PPA, latest version for Ubuntu 10.04; issue does not occur in Nautilus 2.30.1, which is the latest version in the Ubuntu repos) and confirmed it with the same version on another Ubuntu installation in a virtual machine. It does not matter whether I use Compiz or Metacity as the Window Manager. I could not reproduce the bug on yte another machine running Ubuntu 10.10 and Nautilus 2.32.0 (though, standard version from the Ubuntu repos, *not* from the nautilus-elementary PPA), however, so possibly it has already been fixed in that version.

For those who do not have the XF86Favorites hotkey, the following terminal commands apparently simulates the stroke of such a button, so you might be able to confirm the issue (xvkbd or xdotool probably need to be installed first):

$ xvkbd -xsendevent -window desktop_window -text "\[XF86Favorites]"

Or this more complicated one (one complete line):

$ desktopid=`xdotool search --name desktop_window` && xdotool windowactivate $desktopid && xdotool windowfocus $desktopid && xdotool key XF86Favorites

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Marcel Stimberg (marcelstimberg) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and trying to help make Ubuntu better. However, it seems that you are not using a software package provided by the official Ubuntu repositories. Because of this the Ubuntu project can not support or fix your particular bug.
I added the nautilus-elementary project bug tracker (which also uses launchpad, so you do not have to submit this report again).

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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Marcel Stimberg (marcelstimberg) wrote :

Uh, sorry. I just read, apparently nautilus-elementary is no longer maintained.

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User Unknown (user-unknown) wrote :

Thank you, Marcel, I guess that explains why I couldn't file the bug report with nautilus-elementary directly.
Okay then, carry on. :-)

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