File Manager defaults to displaying files/directories in reverse order

Bug #1801210 reported by Scott Cowles Jacobs on 2018-11-02
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In doing testing for other bugs related to this package, I have noted that this file manager defaults to displaying files/directories in reverse order (Z->A, 9->1, etc.)

I don't know if this is a bug, or a design decision, but it seems counter-intuitive to me...

I just installed the release version of Lubuntu 18.10 (but am not using it at the moment),
and whatever exact version of pcmanfm-qt that is included in that release is what I most recently tried.

Naturally, the situation is easily remedied, but think of the first-time user, running the program and finding everything (as it seems to him/her) backwards...

[NB: any system-related info that is printed below or is attached, will not be the version I was testing.
I could not figure out how to report a bug without running ubuntu-bug,
and it naturally reported the environment in which it was running, not
the environment where I most recently noted the bug. If the bug existed in 17.10, I long ago altered the display order not to be reversed...]

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: pcmanfm-qt 0.11.3-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-46.51-generic 4.13.16
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-46-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.9
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: LXQt
Date: Thu Nov 1 21:15:42 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-06 (361 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu-Next 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Beta amd64 (20171014)
SourcePackage: pcmanfm-qt
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

description: updated
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Not a huge problem, as you admit, but confirmed. We'll have it fixed for 19.10 for sure. Meanwhile, I trust you know how to resolve it :)

Changed in pcmanfm-qt (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) on 2019-02-03
affects: pcmanfm-qt (Ubuntu) → lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package lubuntu-default-settings - 1.18

lubuntu-default-settings (1.18) disco; urgency=medium

  * Set folder view ascending order. (LP: #1801210)
  * Set desktop shortcuts for home, trash, computer, and network as default.

 -- Dan Simmons <email address hidden> Sun, 03 Feb 2019 00:21:31 -0500

Changed in lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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