nautilus won't rename any file - ignores all keyboard input

Bug #1416607 reported by Ross Gayler on 2015-01-31
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Possible regression of Bug #1322925

I have been using nautilus with no problems on this PC (ubuntu 14.10 amd64) since October 2014.
I just succesfully renamed one file with nautilus and went to rename another (copying the first file name from the rename dialog in order to aply it to the second file). The rename dialog box came up with the file name and everything I type from the keyboard is ignored in the dialog box (cut and paste shortcuts and straight text are ignored). The same thing applies to trying to change the file name via the properties dialog.

In the rename dialog, if I rox.ight-click I get a menu with cut, copy, and paste. They actually work on the filename text in the rename dialog b

Every file and folder I have tried to rename gives me the same problem (I am able to rename the same files from the command line with mv).

The following things have NOT fixed the problem:
* Start a new instance of nautilus
* Log out and back
* Reboot the system (<-- This is weird. There must be some state stored somewhere.)
* Re-install nautilus

So until there is a fix this appears to be permanently broken for me.

Everything else in nautilus appears to be OK (as far as I can tell so far).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-29.39-generic 3.16.7-ckt2
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-29-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.7-0ubuntu8.1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Jan 31 14:05:53 2015

InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-22 (70 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ross Gayler (r-gayler) wrote :
Ross Gayler (r-gayler) on 2015-01-31
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
tags: removed: 1322925
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This is not a regression. It appears to be the same bug as bug #1322925, not yet fixed for Ubuntu 14.10.

tags: removed: regression-update
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