nautilus unable to set image from Internet as icon

Bug #1245019 reported by Shubham Rao
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Unable to set as icons, image files directly from the Internet
Nautilus Crashes and the desktop icons disappear for ~4-5 sec

[Test Case]
- Create a .desktop file (Application Shortcut in my case) in gedit .
- Set it as executable
- Go to the file's properties by right clicking on it -> Properties
- Click on its icon on top right corner.
- A dialog box appears to choose an icon for the file.
- Click the pencil icon at the top right corner and enter link to any image from the internet (like:

- The file is downloaded and set as an icon for the file

[What Happens]
The window disappears and all icons from the desktop vanish for few seconds and then reappear
Expected icon is not set

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.8.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Oct 26 22:18:46 2013
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'840x550+65+24'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'maximized' b'true'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-19 (7 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Shubham Rao (cshubhamrao) wrote :
description: updated
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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Shubham Rao (cshubhamrao) wrote :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :


Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Fix Released
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu5

nautilus (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu5) trusty; urgency=medium

  * Backported upstream bufixes:
  * debian/patches/git_toolbar_dnd.patch:
    - "Fix window dragging on the path bar"
  * debian/patches/git_bookmark_warning.patch:
    - "bookmark: fix runtime warning"
  * debian/patches/git_location_icon_rtl.patch:
    - "Set the arrow icon according to locale's text direction"
  * debian/patches/git_fix_ellipsize.patch:
    - "Do not modify ellipsize property within a size request function"
  * debian/patches/git_reliable_unmount.patch:
    - "improve unmount detect heuristic"
  * debian/patches/git_null_uri.patch:
    - "handle unsupported URI" (lp: #1245019)
  * debian/patches/git_bookmark_name.patch:
    - "bookmarks-window: always get the bookmark name from the name field."
      (lp: #340380)
  * debian/patches/git_title_update.patch:
    - "slot: don't forget to update title for non-active slots"
  * debian/patches/git_extra_spacing.patch:
    - "slot: don't set spacing on extra location widgets vbox"
  * debian/patches/git_directory_warning.patch:
    - "directory: collect all directories when invalidating"
  * debian/patches/ubuntu_infobars_color.patch: set the infobars type
    to "other" rather than "question" to avoid blue cluebars (lp: #1259059)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:50:08 +0100

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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