very uncomfortable browsing

Bug #37777 reported by Andrea Garbarini on 2006-04-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gthumb (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I think the way browsing works in gthumb is very uncomfortable, time consuming, and most of all, inconsistent with the way things work in nautilus. The user has to "chdir" to the folder where the pics he wants to see are stored in by double-clicking the folder in the side pane. What's worse, he'll then have to dlick on .. to get back to the main folder. This is very annoying, can't things work just like the way they do in nautilus, where clicking on a folder in the side pane causes its contents to be displayed? Regards, andre

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs which you find.

Andrea Garbarini (garba) wrote :

hello Daniel, I am sorry but it looks like I didn't manage to get my point across properly: the side pane I am referring to is the one in gthumb. Suppose you have a few pics in, say, folder1 and folder1 is currently highlighted in gthumb's side pane (I mean the one with the dir tree), in the picture area you'll get a "no picture" message, you'll then have to double click on the folder to chdir into it and only then will the previews be displayed, you see what I mean? There, I am attaching a screenshot, hope it'll make things clear =) regards, andre

although I have a folder highlighted and some pics are actually stored in there, gthumb reports this non-sense "no pictures" ("nessuna immagine", in italian) message: I'll have to chdir to the folder (by dclicking it) to actually get the previews, then I'll have to dclick on .. if I want to go on browsing the other folders... what could be accomplished by ONE click actually takes TWO DOUBLE-clicks!

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for elaborating, this was requested upstream already as

Changed in gthumb:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
markba (mark-baaijens) wrote :

I agree, this is indead very annoying and not consistent with the way for example Nautilus works. Even after working a considerably amount of time with gThumb, I cannot get used to this.

Also, the mentioned bugreport has something to with a proposed workaround: display some (selected) thumbnails.

Though it's releaving the problem, the cause stays the same: please show images of the selected SUB-folder, this is the one BELOW the gnome combo-box.

markba (mark-baaijens) wrote :

The attached screenshot is showing what is wanted: on the left (file browser) it's sitting on the FOLDER 'Kubuntu Snapshots', on the rights it's showing contents of that folder.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2008-09-10
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Changed in gthumb:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Ricardo Graça (devius) wrote :

This seems to be fixed in the latest 2.13.1 gThumb as found in the Natty repositories, at least as far as I can understand what the original bug report refers to. Also I don't think it's the same as what the gnome bugzilla #302704 bug is referring to. That seems to be asking for image previews in the folders icons themselves.

Changed in gthumb:
status: New → Expired
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