Undoing 'expand folder' is possible only after moving mouse.

Bug #930392 reported by Harrie on 2012-02-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Nautilus list view:

Scenario 1:
Left click the little solid arrow to expand a folder. The folder is expanded.
Left click the little solid arrow again. The folder is highlighted, if it wasn't already.
I would expect it to close (unexpand) however.

Scenario 2:
Left click the little solid arrow to expand a folder. The folder is expanded.
Move the mouse away from the little solid arrow and back onto it again.
Left click the little solid arrow. The folder is closed ('unexpanded') as expected.

The behaviour described in scenario 1 is unexpected and confusing.
Repeatedly clicking the little solid arrow should alternately expand and close the concerned folder.
The only way to achieve the intended action is to move the mouse back and forth before clicking the little solid arrow again.

I would love to see this ergonomic nuisance solved. It has been there in all releases as far as I can remember.

Thanks for the otherwise superb application!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu3.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-15.26-generic-pae 3.0.13
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-15-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Feb 10 21:02:37 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Harrie (harrie-dinde) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=670250

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the issue got fixed in the new version, closing the bug

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