spacebar preview doesn't work in default Ubuntu

Bug #1656071 reported by tom on 2017-01-12
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Documentation
Fix Released
Medium
gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/files-preview.html

Supposedly, a preview should happen when you press space in nautilus with a file highlighted.

Instead, nothing happens.

Workaround: install gnome-sushi

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That requires gnome-sushi to be installed which we don't do by default

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
tom (tombuntus) wrote :

@seb128 I actually had gnome-sushi installed, and still nothing.

Might wanna revise https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/files-preview.html to not imply Ubuntu 16.10 does previews unless someone installs gnome-sushi. That article certainly makes it sound like previewing files is part of 16.10.

"The built-in preview supports most file formats for documents, images, video, and audio. In the preview, you can scroll through your documents or seek through your video and audio."

The words "built-in preview" mean that, at least according to this official Ubuntu documentation, users DON'T have to install any extra packages to get preview.

For me, in 16.10, gnome-sushi does nothing either. Only thing that works is gloobus-preview, which as I understand is some sort of derivative of sushi. Gloobus sucks pretty bad. Doesn't let you press arrow keys from file to file. You have to press space twice, then arrow to the next file, then space again, then space again to close preview, then arrow to the next file. Pretty sucky.

Please add functional preview to default Nautilus, as ubuntu.com/stable promises, or don't promise it as a "built-in" function.

after testing I found it is not nothing happened, but sushi-start crashed!

** (sushi-start:4233): ERROR **: Failed to load main javascript: JS_EvaluateScript() failed

Thread 1 "sushi-start" received signal SIGTRAP, Trace/breakpoint trap.
0x00007ffff67e9241 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
(gdb) bt
#0 0x00007ffff67e9241 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#1 0x00007ffff67ea297 in g_log_default_handler () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#2 0x00007ffff67ea5a4 in g_logv () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#3 0x00007ffff67ea7af in g_log () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libglib-2.0.so.0
#4 0x0000555555555111 in main (argc=<optimized out>, argv=<optimized out>) at main.c:134

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

it's a gnome-sushi issue then, reassigning

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gnome-sushi (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

fixed after apt-get install gir1.2-evince-3.0

Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → FanJun Kong - ( BH1SCW ) (fjkong)
status: Confirmed → In Progress

fixed in Debian #842319

Iain Lane (laney) on 2017-03-13
Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu Yakkety):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → FanJun Kong - ( BH1SCW ) (fjkong)
Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
tom (tombuntus) wrote :

When will we get the Debian fix? I'm suffering the same problem with sushi-start crashes in 17.04 Unity and GNOME

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

tom, please file a new bug by running this command:

ubuntu-bug gnome-sushi

Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu):
assignee: FanJun Kong - ( BH1SCW ) (fjkong) → nobody
Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu Yakkety):
assignee: FanJun Kong - ( BH1SCW ) (fjkong) → nobody
tom (tombuntus) wrote :

I can't find what package to call it to update for Bionic. This bug has remained throughout 17.04, 17.10, and 18.04.

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/files-preview.html still says it's built-in. It's still not. A fix was never released. A fix is either stop promising functionality on the official documentation, or make preview function from scratch in default install of Ubuntu.

Changed in gnome-sushi (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Ok, I'm reassigning to the Ubuntu documentation then.

no longer affects: gnome-sushi (Ubuntu Yakkety)
affects: gnome-sushi (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Undecided
summary: - Expect Preview in 16.10 When I Press Space, Instead, Nothing Happens.
+ spacebar preview doesn't work in default Ubuntu
description: updated
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Hopefully this can be fixed upstream with a conditional note about installing gnome-sushi. I have submitted a GNOME bug with a patch.

Changed in gnome-user-docs:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-user-docs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) → gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-user-docs - 3.28.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
gnome-user-docs (3.28.0-0ubuntu1) bionic; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release (LP: #1656071)
  * debian/rules:
    - New Korean translation of system-admin-guide

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:59:00 +0100

Changed in gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-user-docs:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-user-docs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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