Scrolling icons doesn't work? Change the window size!

Bug #1637723 reported by Bill_MI on 2016-10-29
This bug affects 6 people
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Ubuntu MATE

Bug Description

This affects 16.10 applications like Control Center and Caja in Icon or Compact view. It seems to be a general problem with viewing icons with a scroll bar present so not easily classified.

1) Open Control Center.
2) Attempt to scroll to the bottom - it won't go there!

If this doesn't create the bug it may be theme dependent.

I find Control Center happens to open at a bad width. Changing the width can make the problem come and go in a very particular way. Bad widths are just before switching to a larger number of columns.

For example, Control Center opens with 2 columns but is at a width just short of 3 columns - a bad place to be. Increase width to 3 columns and the problem goes away. I didn't measure the bad width but it's a band of 10 pixels or so.

Caja in Icon view behaves much like Control Center but Caja in Compact view has a sensitivity to rows and vertical size. Caja also looses the ability to rename files while scrolling is broken.

This bug has been discussed and first reported by Mountain_Man:

Bill_MI (bill-mi) on 2016-10-29
description: updated
Bill_MI (bill-mi) on 2016-10-29
tags: added: icons
Steffen Günther (stguenth) wrote :

Same here (ubuntu-mate 16.10):
Caja not scrolling to the bottom with icon-view.

Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg) wrote :

This is fixed in mate-control-center 1.18 that will feature in Ubuntu MATE 17.04 and is available for testing in the daily iso images.

Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Fix Released

mate-control-center appears fixed, Caja is not.
Running 17.04 with Caja 1.18.1-0ubuntu1,

Fixed in Caja 1.18.2... released 20 days ago.
Can we get a new release to fix this 6+ month old bug?

Douglas Silva (o-alquimista) wrote :

Affecting Ubuntu MATE 17.04. Resizing or maximizing window is a workaround.

Bill_MI (bill-mi) on 2017-09-13
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
MLapin (mlapin) wrote :

There seems to be a regression since this is affecting me on 18.04. It's not theme dependent, I tried Ambiant-Mate, Arc, Numix, Menta.

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