nautilus does not sort users's home directory content

Bug #658442 reported by zuzuka on 2010-10-11
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Nautilus does not sort content of the user's home directory (/home/user_name) in any way. Nor by name, nor buy size nor...
Other directories are sorted normally. Side pane in "tree" mode is always sorted properly. But not the main Nautilus window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: nautilus 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 11 11:02:49 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus

zuzuka (alesha1) wrote :
flipefr (flipefr) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report his bug and comment on it. However, we can not reproduce this bug. Subsequently, I'm setting its status to Incomplete until you can apport more information. You can learn more about bug statuses at Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
flipefr (flipefr) wrote :

I forget to say that a screenshot should be a good complement to your bug. Thanks again!

zuzuka (alesha1) wrote :

I have the same problem on my 3 comuters, running Ubuntu Maverick, all en_CA, all AMD 64.

Should I supply some specific info? pls, indicate.

Screenshort is attached hereto.

flipefr (flipefr) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
jeremy-list (quick-dudley) wrote :

In my current maverick install it's sorting my home folder by modification date in reverse and it's sorting every other folder by name. I can temporarily switch it back to sorting by name but it only stays until I change to another folder and back. In previous versions it would store my preference per folder somewhere

ferrogene (tachyian) wrote :

I also have exactly the same problem as jeremy-list has. Even after I change the sorting scheme of my home directory it resets itself and sorts items by modification date in reverse order. It's really annoying. I've also tried deleting some directories such as .nautilus and .gconf/apps/nautilus, and even reinstalled nautilus using apt-get. But, the problem still persists.

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