Mounted external devices do not appear in dock

Bug #1730765 reported by Coeur Noir on 2017-11-07
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


when plugging a usb-thumb or external hard drive or any other storage media ( phone… )

I expected them to appear in the dock.

Instead, they appear on desktop which forces
- to leave current activity to look at the desktop,
- or to open nautilus to find the new device.

Dock is a very nice place for these plugged-in devices ;-) maybe at its bottom end, where trash used to be located in Unity dock ?

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Confirmed, but there is another way. You can click on the clock at the top of the screen and then click on the notification to open nautilus on the device just inserted.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Coeur Noir (gerald-maruccia-e) wrote :

It's indeed another way, Daniel = it's not the same thing all ;-)

- too many clicks
- rely on a vanishing notification ( nothing should rely on notification )
- what is the meaningful link between clock and external storage ???

Icons in dock for external storage provide easier and quicker access :

- only one click
- it's right in front of your eyes ( from any window )
- no need to leave what you are doing

Nafallo Bjälevik (nafallo) wrote :

I'd say this is a regression between 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. If we can't get this landed for the release, let's try and aim for 18.04.1 please.

Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2018-02-28
tags: added: rls-cc-incoming
tags: added: bionic
Will Cooke (willcooke) on 2018-07-03
tags: added: rls-dd-incoming
removed: rls-cc-incoming
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

While that would be nice to have it isn't an high priority request at the moment and didn't get accounted on the features list for the disco cycle, setting as rls-dd-wontfixing then

tags: added: rls-dd-notfixing
removed: rls-dd-incoming
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