Nautilus visible columns cannot be modified

Bug #401414 reported by tekstr1der on 2009-07-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Nominated for Karmic by tekstr1der

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Expected behavior: In nautilus, select View > Visible Columns... Add or remove columns by selecting checkboxes. Observe the desired effect in the nautilus folder viewing pane.

Actual: Selecting or deselecting checkboxes to show or hide visible colums has no effect whatsoever and the settings cannot be applied.

Also, any customizations to the view (e.g. setting a pictures folder to icon view, when list view is the default) will not be remembered. Set a folder to a different view, open another folder then return to the one you changed and find it has returned back to your default view, thus losing your changes.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jul 19 11:00:50 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: nautilus 1:2.27.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-3.19-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-3-generic i686

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tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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 → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) 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 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → New
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

I am now experiencing different behavior than originally reported in this bug. I CAN modify visible columns in Nautilus. However, when making the changes prior to this bug, the changes were applied in real time to the nautilus window view. Now, after making changes to visible columns and closing the column selection window, I need to press F5 to refresh the Nautilus window. This applies the selected changes to the Nautilus window.

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Still seeing this on nautilus 2.27.91

Here's more specific STR:

1) Open nautilus. Select View > Visible Columns...
2) Highlight "Name". Press [Move Down]. NOTE: nothing happens - no visible change in display
3) Press [Move Down] again. NOTE: "Name" column moves down (to the right) one column position
4) Press [Move Up]. NOTE: "Name" column moves down (to the right) one column position.
5) This will continue indefinitely, with the desired action always one step behind what is show in the nautilus window.

You can close the "visible columns selector" at any time and press [F5] to get the layout you actually selected.

This is a seriously confusing usability issue and unless a user is aware that every change is lagging by one action, it's pretty hard to customize the nautilus window to your liking.

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Still experiencing the exact same symptoms per comment #5.

Clean install of Karmic daily CD from 2009.09.11 using nautilus 2.27.92. Getting very concerned that this regression may make it into final gnome release.

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

This has been fixed upstream:

What are the chances this make it in before the RC?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

GNOME 2.28.1 will be in karmic

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

you can try to check if they commited it to stable too

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu1

nautilus (1:2.28.1-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Translation updates
    - Correctly position icons for file drops
    - Fix lingering unmount menu item
    - Update tracker support for version 0.7
    - Fix crashes (lp: #389888, #402927)
    - Set correct recent files info
    - Make changing visible list view columns instant (lp: #401414)
    - Allow focusing the list view by clicking outside a line
    - Use right gconf key for the disable_tabs setting
  * debian/patches/90_relibtoolize.patch:
    - new version update

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 14:37:08 +0200

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Fixed upstream. Gnome bug tracker is disabled.

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: New → Fix Released
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