Edit - Rename: Old file/folder name still appears in window after renaming

Bug #9486 reported by Norman Petry on 2004-10-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Open a nautilus window in list view which contains a large number of folders
(also files?). Have Nautilus configured to sort folders by name, with folders
appearing before files (this may not be necessary...) Highlight a folder and
rename it using Edit - Rename (F2).

If the new name assigned to the folder would still be within the visible area of
the window, then Nautilus behaves normally -- the folder is renamed and moves to
its correct location based on the new sort order, and also remains highlighted.

However --

If the sort-order position of the renamed folder would place it in a hidden area
of the window (requiring scrolling up or down), then Nautilus does NOT
immediately scroll the window as necessary and keep the selected folder visible.
 Instead, the OLD folder name appears unchanged and remains highlighted.
Scrolling off the old folder name causes it to vanish. The new folder name can
be found in its correct location by scrolling the window.

This is a cosmetic, usability bug -- the underlying operation (folder renaming)
works correctly in all cases. However, to the user, it *appears* as though the
renaming operation has silently failed. Correct behaviour would be to always
keep the renamed folder highlighted and visible under its new name, by
immediately scrolling the window if necessary.

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48357: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48357

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

confirmed here

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

seems to be a dup of this upstream bug:

Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :

upstream gnome bug report has this fixed in Nautilus 2.8.2. And I wasn't able
to reproduce this bug in Hoary.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

right, I'm closing the bug, thanks.

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