Dragging Nautilus window painfully slow/sticky

Bug #740306 reported by Hugh Warrington on 2011-03-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

When moving the Nautilus window around, if any of the edges of the window is close to the edge of the screen, dragging becomes painfully slow; the amount the window moves relative to the mouse becomes drastically reduced. It's like there's some logic for 'snap to edge' that is malfunctioning. I usually run a single Nautilus instance, large enough to almost fill the screen (but not maximised). Frequently I need to move the window between my two monitors, and instead of a simple drag, the procedure is:

1. Move Nautilus window down such that none of its edges is close to the edge of the screen (i.e. so that the bottom edge of the window is safely off the bottom of the visible area)
2. Perform horizontal movement to other monitor
3. Raise window back up to desired position

At first I assumed this was something to do with the window manager, but I only see this behaviour with Nautilus and not other programs.

Ok, turns out this is misfiled. I /do/ see the same painful behaviour in other programs too. I just hadn't noticed before, because the window slowdown seems to be proportional to the fraction of monitor area filled by the window. Yes indeed. I can only think it's a misfeature in the window manager. I'd appreciate it if someone with more knowledge of Ubuntu could move this bug over to the relevant package, if such a thing is possible. Failing that, go ahead and close as invalid.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue that you reported is one that should be reproducible with the live environment of the Desktop CD of the stable release - Oneiric Ocelot. It would help us greatly if you could test with it so we can work on getting it fixed. You can find out more about it at http://www.ubuntu.com/download . Thanks again and we appreciate your help.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

I'm afraid I don't have time to do that. If I upgrade to Oneiric (reasonably likely to happen in the next 18 months) I'll let you know if I can reproduce.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired

Is this waiting for some input from me? I'm not able to attempt the repro suggested in #2.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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