After creating a blank txt file in ~/Templates there are 2 "Empty Document" options in context menu

Bug #1119832 reported by Doug McMahon on 2013-02-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

easily fixed, was done so in git on 11/05 & can be applied to current nautilus 3.6.3 source in raring with no issues

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-4.8-generic 3.8.0-rc6
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-4-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Feb 8 17:24:16 2013
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'994x528+65+24'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-08 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha amd64 (20130205)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

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

tags: added: package-qa-testing
LantzR (lantzr) wrote :

- The first entry on the context menu
-- Creates a file named "Empty Document.txt" exactly like the template file

- The 2nd menu entry
-- Creates a file named "Empty Document"
-- This menu item imho should go away

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

Triaged: Reporter pointing to fix in git
Low: Doesn't break anything.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Javier López (javier-lopez) wrote :

Here is the diff who fix it, I wonder if we should cherry pick or update to nautilus 3.6.6 >=, it also seems debian and ubuntu nautilus packages are out of sync

rmadison output:

=> Ubuntu nautilus | 1:3.6.3-0ubuntu5
=> Debian nautilus | 3.6.1-2 | experimental

Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Invalid
LantzR (lantzr) wrote :

Well I have a better understanding of what is happening at the human level than at #3 above.
 - qa XRef - Tc-Nfm-001

== Distribution ==
head --lines 9 dists/raring/Release
Origin: Ubuntu
Label: Ubuntu
Suite: raring
Version: 13.04
Codename: raring
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 7:20:15 UTC
Architectures: i386
Components: main restricted
Description: Ubuntu Raring 13.04

- Changes from what I observed in #3 above
  - Before we had prebuild empty document as well as the test created template in the context menu
    - xxx and xxx.txt
  - the context menu showed both without the suffix so it _looked_ a bit weird
        - since somebody decided no not show the real filename
    - It did work accurately though

- This version does eliminate the paper ... scratch I cited above... sorta

- Only if you start with an empty template folder as per Tc-Nfm-001
    - AND you use touch to create the document not Nautilus

- Now IF the Template Folder is empty
  - There is NO context menu to create a new document
  - I believe that to be a step backwards from before
    - A Quickfix workaround might be to put some documents in the Templates folder
      - Text, Letter, Drawing, Spreadsheet ...

- You can create all the docs you want with bash in ~/Templates
  - They will not show up in a New Document Menu

- If you use Nautilus to drag a document into the Templates folder
   - It will appear on the New Document context menu immediately
  - Along with the default Empty Document menu Item from #3 above

- If you restart the system all the documents in ~/Templates will appear on the context menu

I tried to issue a bug-report from the running iso but it fought me

Doug McMahon (mc3man) on 2013-03-24
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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