the copy dialog should not keep its minimized state on new copies

Bug #924924 reported by Teo on 2012-02-01
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When you copy files from a folder to another and the copy dialog appears with a progress bar, it has a number of issues:

- In the first place, it is not treated as a normal window. This means that it won't show up on the bottom panel in Gnome. Or if you have awn in Unity like me, set up to show each window individually, it won't show up on awn either. Also, atl+tab will never show it. This may be by design but it is a wrong design.

- Second, sometimes the window will appear on the background, behind other windows, but this may be because of the more general bug in Ubuntu which happens with ANY new window

- Third, sometimes it just doesn't show up. Even if you minimize one by one all the other windows, you'll never find it.

- If it does show up but you happen to minimize it (which you can because it has a minimize button) you will never be able to find it again, because of issues one and of the following ones:

- Fourth: if you click on Nautilus's icon in the launcher on the left of the screen (Unity), there is even a "show copy dialog" option in the context menu, which is there just to make fun of the user: it WON'T show up the copy dialog

- If you click on the laucnher icon when nautilus is already on the foreground, it will show you all nautilus windows to select one of them, as it does with any other application, but the copy dialog is not among them; this is I guess a consequence of the first issue.

- And last but not least, if you have minimized it once, it will never show up again even after it has finished and disappeared and you copy other files. You'll have to restart the computer to have it work again. This may explain the third issue.

The first issue and its consequence were already there in 10.10, but the way Unity works makes it worst.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu3.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.28-generic 3.0.17
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 1 16:08:56 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-07 (55 days ago)

Teo (teo1978) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for you bug report, that's a duplicate though

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Teo (teo1978) wrote :

Oh, of which one?

Teo (teo1978) wrote :

Could you please tell me which is the bug this is a duplicate of?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

it should be easy to find it in the list, I don't have time to look for bug numbers for others though

Teo (teo1978) wrote :

Ok I thought you had already found it when you said it was a dup.

#851606 unity-2d multi-window selector does not show 'file copy' dialog
#799487 The nautilus copy dialog doesn't show in the compiz expose if minimized
#887821 "Show copy dialog" right click launcher entry doesn't work (on nautilus copy)

(wonder why they didn't show up in the "similar issues" search that is performed automatically when submitting a bug)

However there is one thing that is not covered in any of them: If you minimize the Copy dialog, it will be minimized even the next time it is created, i.e. the next time you copy some files.

- copy some files => the copy dialog appears
- minimize it
- wait for the copy to finisj => the copy dialog disappears
- copy some other files
=> expected: the copy dialog shouldn't be minimized
      observed: the copy dialog is minimized

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks, let's rename this bug to track that issue then

summary: - the file copy dialog can become impossible to find
+ the copy dialog should not keep its minimized status on new copies
summary: - the copy dialog should not keep its minimized status on new copies
+ the copy dialog should not keep its minimized state on new copies
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
TheThakur (shivrajawat) wrote :

i am also facing the same problem

Oobowo Lopdon (oobowo) wrote :

Affects me as well, in Precise.

J@Y (jjay-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Same problem here in Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

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