Nautilus: lag after choosing action in top right menu

Bug #1562002 reported by Biji on 2016-03-25
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Dmitry Shachnev

Bug Description

# Impact
This is known to affect Nautilus, but can potentially affect other applications too (the upstream bug has an example test app attached).

See also the duplicate bug 1644393, which is another appearance of the same bug but with other symptoms.

# Proposed Fix
The proposed fix is an upstream commit taken from gtk-3-20 branch:

# Test Case has a test case.

# Regression Potential
The bug is fixed in GTK+ 3.20.9, so the fix was already present in the version that shipped with Yakkety. I am not aware of any regressions.

choosing action like New Tab, New Folder, Select Items Matching, will make nautilus lag (unresponsive)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: nautilus
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-15.31-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Fri Mar 25 20:52:21 2016
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'890x550+685+36'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-03-24 (1 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Beta amd64 (20160323.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Biji (biji) wrote :
description: updated
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, I think that was reported before and specific to GNOME sessions ... do you get the issue under Unity?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Jon (doogie544) wrote :

Unity status is unknown, I only have Ubuntu Gnome installed.

This applies to any action in the menu, "Invert selection" "New Tab" and any other I tested.

This is causing the whole desktop to hang. I opened the system monitor to see if it was causing the processor to hang, upon using an item from the menu, the system monitor's "resources" screen froze for the entire time of the lag-nearly a minute as I recall). When the desktop was working again, you could see where the CPU's had been spiking one at a time to 100% then dropping as the next one spiked for entire history shown (mine is set at 60 seconds)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That seems to be GNOME specific, maybe something for the Ubuntu GNOME team to work on then...

Jon (doogie544) wrote :

Opened a bug against Ubuntu Gnome for this issue.

seb128, it is reproducible in unity too, but that button is not visible there by default.

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
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