the sidebar volumes are not sorted alphabetically

Bug #256359 reported by predrag on 2008-08-09
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

windows volumes in places are not sorted alphabetically.
it looks like they are sorted by uuid instead.

same problem with gnome-panel places.

best regards


- release Ubuntu 8.04.1
- version 1:2.22.3-0ubuntu2

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Aug 9 14:20:27 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nautilus 1:2.22.3-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

predrag (predrag-janjetovic) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
menthurae (menthurae) wrote :

Hi there!

I'm just wondering (very politely) if there has been any progress on this?

It is still occuring under Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Alpha 6 and Nautilus 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu2. Interestingly when run as root/super user, the drive order is "correct".

I think that fixing this bug would benefit the usability and aesthetics of Ubuntu and nautilus/any other *nix distributions that use it.

Additionally, if the nautilus team wanted to add extra features and at the same time fix the bug, they could have an option to sort by something like:

* Alphabetical (A-Z)
* Reverse Alphabetical (Z-A)
* Volume Size (Increasing)
* Volume Size (Decreasing)

... etc

Please see attachment (where menthurae/left side shows non-alphabetical drive order and root/right side shows alphabetical drive order).

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
eris23 (jdkatz23) wrote :

Still a problem with nautilus 2.32.0 in maverick.

Farliec (farliec) wrote :

Still a problem with nautilus 3.2.1 in natty 64.

Bill Morgan (therealbrewer) wrote :

Still a problem with Nautilus 3.4.2 in 12.04

eris23 (jdkatz23) wrote :

Still a problem with Nautilus 3.4.2 in 12.10 and the "Destination Folder" dialog in Transmission.

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