"Make Link" operation missing from context menu(Unity7, Xenial)

Bug #1527837 reported by Khurshid Alam on 2015-12-19
This bug affects 2 people
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Nautilus 3.15.x create symbolic links ("make link") was removed from the context menu (not sure why?). The alternate method with middle-click/drag does not work with mouse-less device (laptops/netbooks) and the other alternate method, which involves mouse, keyboard and three fingers simultaneously, is very inconvenient for normal users and has bugs.

And It doesn't look like upstream is keen to get back this option very soon. For LTS, its a major regression and Ubuntu should patch it until they do.


description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - "Make Link" operation missing from context menu
+ "Make Link" operation missing from context menu(Unity7, Xenial)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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