Nautilus needs to be restarted to record top level "item" changes not done through Nautilus

Bug #1636144 reported by Wise Melon on 2016-10-24
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Ubuntu GNOME
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have recently found that after upgrading from Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 with GNOME 3.20 to Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 with GNOME 3.22 that in Nautilus the little indicator of how many "items" there are in the top level of the selected directory does not get updated when Nautilus is open if another program creates an item in the directory, though Nautilus will update the indicator if it makes the changes.

For instance I launched Nautilus, then I created a directory which had no items currently in it so it was displayed as ""test" selected (containing 0 item)". Then I opened Terminal, cded into the right directory, and executed "touch t.txt". The indicator in Nautilus, no matter what I did, whether I went into the folder and saw that the item was there, or I clicked "Properties" in the right-click menu and got an accurate result, it didn't show the update in items count in the little indicator in the bottom-right-hand corner of Nautilus until I restarted Nautilus.

This is the same for creating directories in the directory, not just files.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.22.1-1ubuntu0~yakkety2 [origin: LP-PPA-gnome3-team-gnome3-staging]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-26.28-generic 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Oct 24 11:56:11 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-15 (161 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to yakkety on 2016-10-19 (4 days ago)
 dropbox 2015.10.28
 gnome-terminal 3.20.2-1ubuntu5

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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