Changing 'Icon View Default' - 'Default zoom level' works once and not after

Bug #508065 reported by Philip Wyett on 2010-01-15
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Debian)
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Under nautilus:

1. Click on 'Edit'
2. Click on preferences
3. Under the 'Views tab'
4. Change 'Default zoom level' in 'Icon View Defaults' from 100% to 66%

What you will see:

The icons will decrees in size.


1. Change 'Default zoom level' in 'Icon View Defaults' from 66% to 100%

What will happen:


What should change to the correct size when a new size is selected.


The correct behaviour was present under the previous LTS.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jan 15 18:47:48 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100113)
Package: nautilus 1:2.29.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-10.14-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-10-generic i686

Philip Wyett (philwyett) wrote :
Jamal Fanaian (jamalta) wrote :

I can confirm this bug. In my case, the size of the icon's in my home directory never change. Any other directory listens to the Icon Size directive, but won't change back to 100% as the reporter explains.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jamal Fanaian (jamalta) wrote :

Also, wanted to point out that I tested that in Ubuntu 9.04.

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):
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
summary: - Nautilus: Changing 'Icon View Default' - 'Default zoom level' works once
- and not after
+ Changing 'Icon View Default' - 'Default zoom level' works once and not
+ after
Philip Wyett (philwyett) wrote :

Filed upstream.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for sending the bug to GNOME

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
francesco bat (nerobat2004) wrote :

I confirm !
I am using Ubuntu 11.10 :-(
Francesco bat

Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Expired
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

I have added a patch that fixes the issue of the compact view default zoom level being ignored (while it actually wrongly reacted to the icon view default zoom level!), as described in the duplicates of this bug report.

This patch is actually just a one line change which seems to be a typo in the original source code. I have tested it locally on my machine on Quantal, but it should also fix the bug for Nautilus in Precise since this is basically the same version of Nautilus.

Unfortunately Nautilus upstream maintainers have dropped compact view since version 3.6, so I doubt that the patch will have any use for them. But I'll try to forward the patch to Nemo upstream.

Kind regards,

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tags: added: patch
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

I have also uploaded packages for Quantal and Precise to my PPA for easier testing:

I just run a short test on Precise myself to confirm that the fix also works there.

Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

I have also forwarded the patch to Debian (see corresponding remote bug watch).

Changed in nautilus (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Jan Rathmann (kaiserclaudius) wrote :

Nemo developers have already made the same change as in the patch:

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