File operation progress does not complete properly

Bug #1665382 reported by Andreas E. on 2017-02-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When copying files, a progress indicator button appears in the toolbar (round "cake" diagram). It also opens a popover that lists all file operations with a progress bar each.

Unfortunately the popover 1) covers a huge part of the window, 2) it is opened on all nautilus windows on all workspaces, 3) the progress popover does not close on its own when the operations are completed (circle diagram shows full, but does not disappear) and 4) the unity launcher icon and alt-tab switcher continue displaying the full progress bar.

Furthermore, the unconscious need to remove what covers your sight seduces the user to click the nearest "X" to close the popover. However, the "X" aborts file operations leading to corrupted, incompletely copied files. The correct way is to toggle the progress button. However, the toggle-off action is unintuitive because the user did not manually toggle it on.

Expected behavior:
Popover window opens when the user clicks the progress indicator button, and it only opens on the current workspace. After file operations complete, it closes on its own and the progress bar on the launcher icon disappears.

Actual behavior:
Popover window opens on all nautilus windows. After file operations complete, they do not close.

Ubuntu 16.10
nautilus 1:3.20.3-1ubuntu3.1

Andreas E. (andreas-e) wrote :

Upstream bug:
Bug 773527 - Copy progress popover should close on completion

Andreas E. (andreas-e) wrote :

How can a non-working feature from upstream be merged into a stable Ubuntu release without review/trying out?

And if Gnome releases are always work-in-progress, then Ubuntu should not "freeze" the buggy state for half a year, but forward to its users not only security updates but also all feature bugfixes.

Khurshid Alam (khurshid-alam) wrote :

Ubuntu 16.10 uses nautilus 3.20 which is obsolete at upstream. Hell, even 3.22 is going to be obsolete soon. Upstream never back-port fixes to older version and newer version can not be compiled with older gtk version on Ubuntu.

That's the problem users have to face as Ubuntu doesn't synchronize with Gnome cycle (saying it's unstable) and lag 6 months behind!

I suggest you take it to the upstream if you can make them to provide a patch for 3.20.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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