Active file selection is not removed on a new search result

Bug #1437700 reported by Jussi Lind on 2015-03-28
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1) Search for a file so that exactly one file is found
2) Select the file
3) Copy it (Ctrl+C) and paste it to another folder
4) Search for a new file so that exactly one file is found, but don't clear the file selection
5) Observe, that despite a new result, the file selection is still active

Now, confusing things will follow:

6) Copy the file as it's already selected and paste it the to same folder as the previous file
7) Observe, that an overwrite confirmation dialog opens. The file selection was pointing to the previous file despite the fact that the new file was highlighted during copy.

What should happen:

- The file selection/highlight should be removed on a new search result so that user has to explicitly select the new file.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-34.60-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-34-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.8
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Mar 28 21:22:54 2015
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jussi Lind (jussi-lind) wrote :
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
Ads20000 (ads20000) on 2018-04-11
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :
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