Nautilus "File Properties" Bubble Interferes with Visibility of File

Bug #958919 reported by Patrick Gillespie on 2012-03-19
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The attachment says it all. If the file as at the bottom of the list, the "File Properties" bubble is like a bad hat in a movie theater.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.6.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic-pae 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,mousepoll,move,obs,place,regex,imgpng,gnomecompat,grid,session,unitymtgrabhandles,vpswitch,animation,wall,workarounds,expo,ezoom,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Sun Mar 18 20:19:32 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120301)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Patrick Gillespie (vermontpoet) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

I can see why the tool tip might be needed but it should be configurable, on or off, to avoid situations as shown in the screen shot.

Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

I've noticed a similar thing in Firefox windows, when a page has no bottom margin or padding. It makes it hard to click on links at the bottom of the page.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

This is not a Unity bug as this also happens when running Gnome Shell.
Changing to nautilus, for now.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Tim Russell (fargle) wrote :

FWIW, in Nautilus, going to the View menu and turning on Statusbar does at least make it stay in a separate bar at the bottom rather than the annoying yellow hover text. Made me happier in Nautilus at least.

Marc (schuetz-marc) wrote :

correct. much better now. thanks a lot

lozpie (lozpie) wrote :

The tooltip jumps to the opposite side of the window away from the cursor which at least allows for selection of the bottom file. However, seems unnecessary and needs to be configurable, on or off.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, it has been reported before as bug #797485

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
linux.girl (girllinux26) wrote :

Any solutions to this problem? This is not a minor problem - will this be addressed any time soon?
On ubuntu 13.04, nautilus no longer has the view/statusbar option mentioned by tim russell - we we really need a solution for this!

Eric Maeker (eric-maeker) wrote :

still same problem with 14.04

Doug Forguson (doug-x) wrote :

Super annoying - please provide an option to disable the tooltips.

frado (frado65) wrote :

Please remove it!

David Agudo (dagudoj) wrote :

Very very very annoying, it's impossible to rename the file at the bottom, the tooltip hides the filename. Please remove the tooltip or locate it over or below the selected file, but never on top of it.

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