Open file dialogue forgets sorting preferences

Bug #982742 reported by Richard Eames on 2012-04-16
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Not sure if this is a chromium issue, or nautilus, but the open file dialogue does not remember sorting preferences.

Steps to reproduce:
- Go to a page that requires a file upload
- Click upload, the select file dialogue should display
- Sort the entries by last accessed
- Close the dialogue.
- Open the dialogue again.

Expected results
- The dialogue should retain the sorting preferences

Actual results
- The dialogue always sorts by name.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: chromium-browser 18.0.1025.151~r130497-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 15 20:51:23 2012
 DESKTOP_SESSION = gnome-shell
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-gnome-shell:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/gnome-shell:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-02 (13 days ago)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""

Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Vladimir Mityukov (mityukov) wrote :

Affects me too. I'd expect it to remember also its sizes and the widths of its columns (though, I can see that the columns' widths depend on content).

Edu (karlmicha) wrote :

Affects me too. I'm using Chrome 25.0.1364.45 on Ubuntu 12.04.

I think this is not a problem of Chrome, it happens to me on any open dialog from any program (firefox, Scite for naming two).

It's very frustrating, specially when you always work with recent files a lot, and have to choose them all the time like I do in my work.

So I think this is a bug from Ubuntu 12.04.

Hrotkó Gábor (roti-al) wrote :

With 12.04.02 it is still not working.

Even if I have this:

$ cat ~/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

[Filechooser Settings]

the open/save dialog always sort by size.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. This bug was reported some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

Does anyone still see a problem related to the one that was reported when using a currently supported version of Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Richard Eames (naddiseo) wrote :

Looks like it's been fixed at some point

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Thanks Richard, I think so too. Closing.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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