The places menu awailable computer menu item navigate wrong place

Bug #1257190 reported by Attila Hammer
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gnome-shell-extensions (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Dear Developers,

I using GNOME Shell 3.8 classic mode. In the places menu awailable Computer menu item showing the root filesistem, not all awailable filesystems.
Reproducation steps:
1. Log in with GNOME Classic session.
2. Click top bar, select places menu and computer menu item.
Expected result: if you clicked the computer menu item, need presenting nautilus computer:// place to awailable all filesystems.
Actual result: Nautilus simple presenting the / location.
I attaching a screenshot the report.

I reproduced this problem with following Ubuntu releases:
Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04 development release.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-shell-extensions 3.8.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-5.13-generic 3.12.2
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-5-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Tue Dec 3 08:09:47 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-21 (11 days ago)
InstallationMedia: BeLin 3.02 i386
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: gnome-shell-extensions
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-12-02 (0 days ago)

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Attila Hammer (hammera) wrote :
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Attila Hammer (hammera) wrote :

I verifyed what happening if I log in for example the gnome-session-flashback old session.
If I click places menu the computer menu item, Nautilus correct presenting computer:// place and possible accessing all filesystems.
If this is not a bug with Gnome Shell places menu extension, how can possible changing the default working method with user level?
I added an another computer menu item into the places menu with presenting computer:// address, but this is not a beautiful solution because the computer menu item are duplicated.

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Attila Hammer (hammera) wrote :

This patch fixing this problem.
The fix is absolute safe and not producing any regression, I tested this fix in Ubuntu Trusty, GNOME Shell 3.10.4 version. The fix affecting only one code line the Places menu extension.
If I applying this patch and restart GNOME Shell, when I clicking in Places menu the Computer menu item, Nautilus right presents computer:/// content and I see all available drives.
If anybody sponsoring this fix in Ubuntu Trusty and Utopic, please commit this change.
Before you uploading the new package, don't forgot to remove following line in fix-ubuntu-session.patch:
@@ -0,0 +1,7 @@

If the original working method is right and not need applying this fix, please tell me how can possible customize the places menu Computer menu item to present me nautilus computer:/// place when I clicking computer menu item. Sure right if an user not have administrator privilege presenting the / location if the user clicking the Computer menu item in GNOME Shell Places menu?


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Attila Hammer (hammera) wrote :

Tim, can you have possibility to look the attached fix this bug related?
Because upstream version source is affected too, I opened an upstream report and attach a fix with compatible the master and gnome-3-14 branches.
Upstream report link is following:


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Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

    It looks to me like the current behaviour is correct and intentional, but lets wait for upstream to review your patch and see what they have to say. btw Nautilus also has the same behaviour in its side bar.


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