Typing letters should select the file of which the name starts with them, but now nautilus acts weird.

Bug #875646 reported by Nick Guletskii on 2011-10-16
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In previous versions of Ubuntu, typing in nautilus selects the first file that starts with that sequence. In Oneiric, in most cases it doesn't. When it does, the sequence field comes up but when I try to erase characters from it using backspace, it sends me back in directory visit history.

This is very annoying because I am used to only navigating directories with my keyboard.

Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) wrote :

Make temporary directory with subdirectories 'ab', 'abc', 'abe', and 'b'. Navigate to the temporary directory from it's parent.

Letter Nautilus
Typed Selection
a ab
b ab
e abe
Backsp ..

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

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