Path lost on entering directory in new tab

Bug #936261 reported by Daniel Ejsing-Duun on 2012-02-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open nautilus and make sure to be in a folder with subfolders
2. Go to a subfolder and go back. Make sure that the subfolder is shown in the path line of nautilus (where you can click the name to go back to it)
3. Make a new tab in the current window (method seems to be irrelevant. Right-clicking the current directory name in the path, CTRL+ T etc.)
4. In the new tab, go to a subfolder different from the subfolder, you entered in the old tab
5. Go to the old tab. Notice that the path above the window no longer shows the subfolder you entered in this tab, but the one you entered in the new tab, though the current tab is supposed to be independent from it.

This seems to be completely dependent on the folders, you are leaving, since I can also go to another subfolder from a tab that had nothing to do with these folders and the path of all tabs currently in the upper folders will also change.

I expect it to keep the path history corresponding to the tab. I'm guessing this is not a feature.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: nautilus 1:3.2.1-0ubuntu4.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.28-generic 3.0.17
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Feb 19 15:35:18 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-12-17 (63 days ago)

Daniel Ejsing-Duun (zilvador) wrote :
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Reproduced in nautilus 3.2.1-0ubuntu4.1

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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 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
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :


Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
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