Nautilus doesn't save items view

Bug #1295670 reported by Sergei Solo on 2014-03-21
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This bug affects 23 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nautilus
Confirmed
Medium
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Nautilus "Files" doesn't save items view style (List or Icons view) after closing window and opening it again. Previous Nautilus release does it.

The following screencast shows the bug “in action”:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdrsO5Kwtlg&feature=youtu.be

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-18.38-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Mar 21 17:06:24 2014
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-18 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140317)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sergei Solo (solomatkins) wrote :
description: updated
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, could you describe the exact steps you are following to reproduce that issue?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Sergei Solo (solomatkins) wrote :

1. Open any folder
2. Change view from Icons to List (Click by menu "View -> List" or Ctrl+1).
3. Close folder
4. Open the same folder -> Instead of List view you will see Icons view again.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Does it happen in any folder? Could you try in a guest session?

Sergei Solo (solomatkins) wrote :

In any folder. In guest session same thing.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sergei Solo (solomatkins) wrote :

Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS still does NOT save view style (List or Icons) for each folder after it exit. Good work, guys.

Sergei Solo (solomatkins) wrote :

Will it be fixed?

nixer (nixer) wrote :

Same thing. The per folder views worked perfectly in 12.04LTS. Was removing this intended functionality?

Cestomano (cestomano-n) wrote :

Same thing. The per folder views worked perfectly in 12.04LTS.

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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. 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.

I will be a very bad bug submitter upstream; would be great if someone
else could notify them...

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> 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
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. 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.
>
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summary: - Nautilus doesn't save folders view style
+ Nautilus doesn't save items view
description: updated
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2014-07-07
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: regression-release
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Incomplete
Tamir (sugip) on 2014-07-28
description: updated
Changed in nautilus:
status: Incomplete → New
Bugs (dilshak) wrote :

Extracted from this website : http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-ubuntu-after-installation-ubuntu-1404.htm

Windows Explorer allows for users to set a default view to all folders. In almost the same way, Ubuntu's Files Manager allows for these settings:

Set File BrowserClick the Files icon on the Launcher.
From the menu, click "Edit" then "Preferences".
Under Default View, change "Icon View" to "List View", to see more details in columns.

Hope this helps!

Rainer (r-e-l) wrote :

Hi dilshak,

your tipp doesn't help. Setting the default list or Icon display for Nautilus works and ist not the problem repoerted with this bug. The problem is: for every induvidual folder we would like to have that Nautilus is saving the display format. Befor 14.04 it was working in this way. For an example: all my picture folders should bi displayed as Icons, but my home folder should allways be in the list format.

Hope this clarify what the bug is!

tellapu (tellapu) wrote :

Any progress on this subject? The saving of the folder/items view is essential to me, so I hope there will be some action. Thanks in advance!

qu9542 (quhaiyan-rs) wrote :

Found workaround for this issue.
Use “dconf Editor” (installed in UbuntuGnome 14.04 by default)
Org->gnome->nautilus->preference->default-folder-viewer, change it to “list_view” from drop down list.

tellapu (tellapu) wrote :

@qu9542 Thanks for the comment, I desperately hope for a solution, otherwise I will have to change to another file browser. Not sure if this works for me as the default-folder-viewer is already set to "list-view", but it does not save the items view per folder. Does it save the items view (icon or list) in your nautilus?
On my system it only shows the list view by default, but would not save the last view per folder. I don't want to have it always in the list view, some folders, e.g. pictures are nicer to view in the icon view. And when I switch from a picture folder to another folder in the same tab, I would like to have the list view for other folders, not the persisting icon view.
But maybe this behaviour happens on your system what would be nice, but I can not reproduce it.

tellapu (tellapu) wrote :

Any news?

Tamir (sugip) wrote :

In Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) bug persists. I had hoped that with the advent with the gnome 3.14 situation will change, but no.

Виталий (7opex0) wrote :

I think that's not a bug. Maybe a feature, but adding function "Apply current folder view to all folders" will be interesting.

Tamir (sugip) wrote :

I agree, I even think such a function (save items view) was very helpful, as it adds to the flexibility of the file manager. Maybe create a separate report card with a request to add this feature in Nautilus?

Actually, that function was in nautilus till ubuntu 12.10 I think. I found
the most simple way to restore habitable functionality by installing Nemo
(Nautilus fork)

чт, 18 июня 2015, 10:21, Tamir <email address hidden>:

> I agree, I even think such a function (save items view) was very
> helpful, as it adds to the flexibility of the file manager. Maybe create
> a separate report card with a request to add this feature in Nautilus?
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1295670
>
> Title:
> Nautilus doesn't save items view
>
> Status in Nautilus:
> New
> Status in nautilus package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> Nautilus "Files" doesn't save items view style (List or Icons view)
> after closing window and opening it again. Previous Nautilus release
> does it.
>
> The following screencast shows the bug “in action”:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdrsO5Kwtlg&feature=youtu.be
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu8
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-18.38-generic 3.13.6
> Uname: Linux 3.13.0-18-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: Unity
> Date: Fri Mar 21 17:06:24 2014
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
> GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view'
> b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified',
> 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-18 (3 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64
> (20140317)
> SourcePackage: nautilus
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/nautilus/+bug/1295670/+subscriptions
>

tellapu (tellapu) wrote :

Thanks for the support. I hope there will some work on this soon. The feature seems only to be dormant as we could enjoy it in the past.

Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
tellapu (tellapu) wrote :

A lot of people are affected by this bug, would it be possible to be fixed? Please!

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