Nautilus makes a copy of files and folders when dragged to desktop

Bug #364328 reported by Aldo Latino on 2009-04-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nautilus
Expired
Low
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 9.04, a fresh install using my various old home settings.
Nautilus is 1:2.26.2-0ubuntu1.
I am using 'desktop_is_home_dir' setting and I am using folders *not* in browsing mode.

The situation.
When logged in, if I try to move a file or a folder from any folder on my desktop to the desktop itself, the element is copied , not moved.
I expect that the file would be moved to the new position.
The owner of the home content is me, obviously.

Now, I found that if I open a folder in browsing mode and close it immediately, now the strange behaviour disappears. Now I can move files and folders as expected.
But if I restart my system, the problem appears again.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, I'm not confirming the issue there, do you have those directories on the same drive?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Aldo Latino (aldolat) wrote :

> do you have those directories on the same drive?

Yes, I do.

In addition, I'm using Compiz, and this behaviour is present either with Compiz enabled or disabled.

Aldo Latino (aldolat) wrote :

An update.

Right now, I opened my virtualized Jaunty in Sun VirtualBox. This behaviour *is not* present there.
Probably this is not a bug, but some weird configuration in my gconf settings.
I'm sorry for my reporting, if it's not a bug.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you try to figure what setting is doing that? do you get the issue using a guest session?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Aldo Latino (aldolat) wrote :

None issue in guest session.

I made this steps (I hope useful to identify the origin of the issue):
1. in this moment the issue is not present on my usual user, as explained in the first post [1]
2. logged out and re-logged in: the issue comes back again
3. from my users, entered in guest session
4. created a folder onto the desktop
5. created a file (a folder would be the same) inside that folder
6. moved that file correctly to the desktop, as expected
7. exit from guest session
8. re-logged into my usual user
9. the issue is still there.

[1] "Now, I found that if I open a folder in browsing mode and close it immediately, now the strange behaviour disappears. Now I can move files and folders as expected."

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug should be sent to bugzilla.gnome.org by somebody having the issue

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Aldo Latino (aldolat) wrote :

Today I reported this bug at bugzilla http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=587414

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Aldo Latino (aldolat) wrote :

I would to add - as described in the bug reported in Bugzilla - that there are two conditions to make the bug appear:
1. Use 'desktop_is_home_dir'
2. Use windows in spatial mode, not browser mode.

If you activate this two settings and logout and relogin, the bug appears: Nautilus makes a copy of files and folders dragged out of a subfolder of your home and dropped into the home itself (which is working now as your desktop).

Is it possible that I am the only who uses this two settings in Nautilus? :)

Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
Victor Marin (vms368) wrote :

Hi,
Something very similar happens to me.

Drag and drop a folder from desktop to personal folder not moves it (cut and copy) but makes a copy of it and the initial folder remains at the desktop (copy and paste).

Victor Marin (vms368) wrote :

Oops! Where I said "(cut and copy)" I meant cut and paste.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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