nonsense behaviour when dragging the "+" sign next to a folder

Bug #692668 reported by Teo on 2010-12-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Steps to reproduce:

1 Open Nautilus and put it in list view.

2 Suppose you have 3 folders: A, B and C

3 Click once on folder A to _select_ it

4 Click on the [+] sign on the left of folder B (as if you wanted to expand it) and don't release the mouse button

5 Drag it somewhere, for example into folder C, and drop it.

Expected result: NOTHING should happen. Dragging the [+] sign makes no sense. It shouldn't even give you any visual feedback that you are doing something, like when you try to drag a button. An other, less correct but acceptable behaviour, would be that you would be dragging folder B, the one whose [+] sign you have clicked and dragged.

Observed result: folder A, not B (not the one whose [+] sign you have dragged, but the one that was previously selected when you clicked on the completely unrelated [+] sign) is moved into where you drop, in this case into C.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: nautilus 1:2.30.1-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-26.48-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-26-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Dec 20 18:47:05 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus

Teo (teo1978) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at to know how to install that version.Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

By following the steps provided I was able to reproduce this in Oneiric, and Natty for that matter. Note that the + sign on the left has been replaced by a triangle, but it still behaves like described above. Someone should probably forward this to the nautilus developers.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

I am no longer able to reproduce this issue with nautilus 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.1 on Ubuntu 14.04. Even after enabling tree-view in prefences and changing to list view, I am not able to select the triangle and drag it, only select the directory itself. Are anyone else still seeing this issue?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Teo (teo1978) wrote :

Yeah, looks like it's fixed.

(btw I was astonished to see that tree view didn't work any more. It wouldn't have occurred to me to look for a setting, I thought they had just eliminated tree view. I wonder why they do this sort of things. So counterintuitive. It would be better to list them as 3 separate modes: icons, list, tree.... )

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Ok, marking this as Fix released then. :)

"It wouldn't have occurred to me to look for a setting" It didn't occur to me either, I only randomly stumbled across it when looking for something else in the settings.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Fix Released
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