Cannot create link if current directory is not writable

Bug #384921 reported by Termina on 2009-06-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

In Windows, if you wish to create a shortcut but the current directory is not writable it asks if you'd like to make a shortcut on your desktop (there are also key+mouse combos to create shortcuts).

In Ubuntu, if I have a folder /home that a user does not have write permission on, and I would like to make a link to /home/store I cannot (make a link is grayed out).

You should be able to make a link at any time, but if you are unable to create the link in the current directory it asks you where you'd like to place it (desktop, /home/user, etc.)

am_public (am-public) on 2009-06-15
affects: ubuntu → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, that's known upstream you can track it here:

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Low
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