Nautilus does not allow the use of the different sorting methods in the "Recent" section

Bug #1537871 reported by Wise Melon on 2016-01-25
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu GNOME
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have recently noticed that in Nautilus in the "Recent" section where recently used files are shown, it is sorted so that the newest items are at the top, and the oldest at the bottom, and this is understandable for this section, however, it does not allow one to change to a different sorting method such as sorting them alphabetically.

When I try clicking on the things in this bar nothing happens and there is not even an arrow to indicate the current method in use: Nautilus_Recent_Sorting.png

And there aren't any options here as there normally would be: Nautilus_Only_Options.png

And I get the same with the thumbnails mode. Now, I don't know if this was something intended, but it is not very useful not to allow one to use other sorting methods.


OS Information:

    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 15.10
    Release: 15.10
    Codename: wily
    Flavour: GNOME
    GNOME Version: 3.18

Package Information:

      Installed: 1:3.18.2-0ubuntu1~wily1
      Candidate: 1:3.18.2-0ubuntu1~wily1
      Version table:
     *** 1:3.18.2-0ubuntu1~wily1 0
            500 wily/main amd64 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         1:3.14.2-0ubuntu13 0
            500 wily-updates/main amd64 Packages
         1:3.14.2-0ubuntu12 0
            500 wily/main amd64 Packages

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote : shows that this was
a decision which first affected the reported nautilus version, i.e. 3.18
Reporter no longer uses Launchpad so closing

Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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