should use nautilus' file sorting preferences

Bug #388500 reported by Kristin S. on 2009-06-17
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This bug affects 24 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
Confirmed
Wishlist
One Hundred Papercuts
Undecided
Unassigned
eog (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

There is no way to say Eye of Gnome to sort the pictures in another order then alphabetic.
The best way would be if EoG would use the file sort option of nautilus
if this can not be changes easily an extra file sort option in EoG would be great

Killigrew, is this a duplicate of bug #387799? If so, please mark it as such.

neyfrota (ney-frota) wrote :

Imho i agree. EoG need use nautilus sort order. this is the simple and intuitive way to work.

if you click one photo, press right, need show me the next photo that I SEE in nautilus, whatever is the order im using in nautilus, eog need follow

ps: bug #387799 its not the same as this one. #387799 its only about save-as dialog

neyfrota (ney-frota) wrote :

let me be more detail

... whatever is the order im using in nautilus (when i click the image), eog need follow

Andy.hall06 (andrew-hall06) wrote :

Are new users allowed to confirm bugs?
This particular one has been bugging me for ages. There is no fix and the only way to get around it is to install Gthumb.

It is something so basic to be missing. MASSIVE oversight.
I've seen this bug before I think, being sidelined like many bugs here are. Hope it gets attention this time.

Can you please include steps to reproduce this behavior? I was able to reproduce it, I just want to know how this bug is affecting users in practice.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → round-4
status: New → Confirmed
neyfrota (ney-frota) wrote :

one video its beter than 1000 words : )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPNuiLlLu5U

neyfrota (ney-frota) wrote :

i just look for that bug in "one hundres paper cuts" because my mother got confused in this point using my ubuntu. i hope works

Andy.hall06 (andrew-hall06) wrote :

Steps to reproduce??

Open a picture folder
Sort by modification date
Open a file
Click next
Watch as EOG goes to the next file in order of name rather than modified date

It affects everyone in practice by not letting you view pictures in any sequence other than by name. How people have lived with this for so long, I have no clue.

It seems work is being done in nautilus to allow us to read settings like this. See http://blogs.gnome.org/alexl/2009/06/24/data-about-data/ for more info.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you add a screenshot showing the difference to the bug?

summary: - EoG should use Nautilus file sorting
+ Eye of GNOME should accord with Nautilus' file sorting preferences
description: updated
summary: - Eye of GNOME should accord with Nautilus' file sorting preferences
+ Eye of GNOME appears to conflict with Nautilus' file sorting preferences
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The design suggestion doesn't address the issue described there if user enable the collection view you still get the bug

This issue is too complicated for a trivial fix, so it's not a paper cut.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: round-4 → none
status: Confirmed → Invalid
description: updated
pt123 (pt123) wrote :

couldn't this be fixed if Nautilus used DBUS. Then other applications might know what is going on with the file passed in relation to its surroundings

Drellgor (drellgor) wrote :

"
Are new users allowed to confirm bugs?
This particular one has been bugging me for ages. There is no fix and the only way to get around it is to install Gthumb.

It is something so basic to be missing. MASSIVE oversight.
I've seen this bug before I think, being sidelined like many bugs here are. Hope it gets attention this time.
"

Gthumb seems to be a good fix until they add the feature. This is less a bug and more of a lack of a key feature.

Sergio Torres (sergiotca) wrote :

Bump!
This abnormal behavior stills present in Lucid,
someone?

Vish (vish) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software.
You can track it and make comments at: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=628407

Changed in eog:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in eog:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Ricardo Graça (devius) wrote :

Real showstopper this one. Gwenview in KDE has the same problem. How can the main picture viewing programs on both major desktop enviroments have overlooked this for so long?

I'm out of the office until 1st August.

On 15 May 2011, at 22:02, Devius <email address hidden> wrote:

> Real showstopper this one. Gwenview in KDE has the same problem. How
> can
> the main picture viewing programs on both major desktop enviroments
> have
> overlooked this for so long?
>
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> Title:
>  Eye of GNOME appears to conflict with Nautilus' file sorting
>  preferences
>
> Status in Eye of GNOME:
>  Confirmed
> Status in One Hundred Paper Cuts:
>  Invalid
> Status in “eog” package in Ubuntu:
>  Triaged
>
> Bug description:
>  There is no way to say Eye of Gnome to sort the pictures in another
> order then alphabetic.
>  The best way would be if EoG would use the file sort option of
> nautilus
>  if this can not be changes easily an extra file sort option in EoG
> would be great

Still present in 11.10 beta2 (Oneiric Ocelot).

I'm starting to think that We're gonna be dead before this gets resolved :S

nawawit kes (mekpro) wrote :

Still present in Precise Pangolin, i wish this get fixed.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
summary: - Eye of GNOME appears to conflict with Nautilus' file sorting preferences
+ should use nautilus' file sorting preferences
Andreas Leitgeb (avl-logic) wrote :

I understand the report as concerning the case where EOG is called from nautilus with one photo to display, and then the user clicks next/previous...

If however, eog is called with a list of filenames (e.g. from command line or a script), then it should really follow the order of the photos that it was called with. Unfortunately, it doesn't.

Sdar (rackord) wrote :

Most anoying bug since 2007 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eog/+bug/136740

And we are almost in 2013 With Ubuntu 12.10 and nautilus still cant comunicate with the default image viewer.
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Nautilus saves the sort order somewhere and there's a script created by Qubit that adds 6 sort types that you can chose from the terminal.... If i decided to come back to ubuntu i'll have to find the script and somehow manage to link it to the file where the sort order is stored.

..... but i dont know why nobody did it in the last six years.

Qubit sort order script at the bottom of this link: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=448979

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