ghost icons appearing to be dragged on the desktop

Bug #1216739 reported by ibere fernandes on 2013-08-26
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pcmanfm (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce the "ghost icons":
1) fresh installation of saucy daily;

2) create 2 txt files on the desktop; create also a folder on the desktop;

3) start moving the icons/files and icons/folder to different positions on the desktop;

the more you move the icons to different corners of the desktop, the more visible the ghosts will be.

4) start playing with another software, such as firefox. 1 to 2 minutes after moving the icons and while playing with firefox, you'll see the "ghosts".

the ghosts are your icons moving to the positions you moved previously.

note that only ghosts are moving, not the icons in fact. but that's kind of annoying.

if you're not able to reproduce, i'm making a video... just wait see? see it? stoping video.

video attached.

besides me, there are more fellows reproducing this ghost bug on other lubuntu versions, such as 13.04:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/314694/lubuntu-13-04-mysterious-occurrence-of-icons-appearing-to-be-dragged

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: pcmanfm 1.1.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-3.8-generic 3.11.0-rc6
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-3-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Config_pcmanfm_System_Lubuntu: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/xdg/pcmanfm/lubuntu.conf'
Date: Sun Aug 25 23:25:28 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-25 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha i386 (20130825)
MarkForUpload: True
Pref_Config_System_Lubuntu:
 [Preferred Applications]
 WebBrowser=firefox.desktop
 MailClient=
SourcePackage: pcmanfm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1216739

tags: added: iso-testing
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1216739

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in pcmanfm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

There's a thread on lubuntu-users list with useful info:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lubuntu-users/2013-August/005482.html

From the thread, I'm sure the ghost bug is related to PCManFM managing the desktop.

If you change the desktop manager to Thunar and the Xfce4 desktop, ghost icons are gone.

Is this ghost related to libfm? If we get the next version libfm can we solve the bug?

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