Touching on white space in Nautilus does a drag-like select

Bug #1697672 reported by Will Cooke on 2017-06-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

Login in to a Wayland session
Open Nautilus
*TOUCH* on some white space beneath the files
Notice that you get a rubber-band select from the first item (top left) to where you touched.
Touch on a file/folder in the top right, and touch white space somewhere beneath the files.
Notice that the rubberband still starts at the top left.

I think that users would expect the same functionality as when using with a mouse, i.e. the selected files would be deselected.

I've attached a video to try and show this. Generally Nautilus with touch is a bit odd.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.24.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-22.24-generic 4.10.15
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.5-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Tue Jun 13 11:53:20 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-06-07 (5 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170606.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report. I reproduced it on an up to date artful installation.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → High
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: wayland
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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