Nautilus copy dialog box remains open even after file transfer is finished

Bug #678175 reported by Ankur Banerjee on 2010-11-21
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

After a file has been transferred, the copy dialog box remains open as tiny window with nothing shown in it. There's an option for File > Close, but that merely minimizes the window rather than closing it as expected.

Note: the copy dialog box only shows up when a large sized file is being copied.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: nautilus 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 22 00:37:33 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: nautilus

Ankur Banerjee (ankurb) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

 This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Ankur Banerjee (ankurb) wrote :

I don't know whether it's reproducible on some other system. Maybe someone else can check that?

The copy dialog box is not shown for 'small' file transfers. I have no idea what criteria is used for decided this, but here are some ways I can always reproduce the bug on my system:

- Cut/copy large files, say, anything above 500 MB either from one folder of my hard disk to another, or to/from external USB disks/drives.
- Copy files from my phone over Bluetooth. This is an exception to the 'large file rule'. The copy dialog box is shown regardless of what the file size is when browsing and copying files over Bluetooth.

Once the file transfer is completed, the copy dialog box should close. Instead, it stays on as a tiny window with no information and a close button. Clicking that close button just minimises the window, doesn't close it.

This may or may not be relevant, but I'm using netbook edition 10.10.

Ankur Banerjee (ankurb) on 2011-02-09
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
sviola (sviola) wrote :

I have the same problem in Ubuntu 11.04. I was copying a folder over ftp from a remote server to my home folder. I then canceled the operation, but the window stayed open.

Mörgæs (moergaes) wrote :

Is this still a problem in 13.10?

Mörgæs (moergaes) wrote :

Closing due to age.
If a similar bug appears in 13.10 please open a new report.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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