Move to Trash contect menu item does not move files to trash

Bug #1062204 reported by kgaramszegi on 2012-10-05
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I try to Move to Trash a file in the Rhythmbox list, it is marked with the red sign, but does not get deleted. Restarting Rhythmbox does not help, the file survives.

Additionally, the files are on a SMB share, if that is relevant.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: rhythmbox 2.96-0ubuntu4.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 5 13:05:22 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120823.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

kgaramszegi (kgaramszegi) wrote :

I can confirm this, it happens on any partition that is not your current instalation's.

But is this a bug? When attempting to delete a file in Nautilus, if the file is in another partition it will tell me that it cannot move the file to the Trash folder. Maybe this behaviour is intentional?

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Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Neptilo (neptilo) wrote :

I can confirm this bug is still there in Ubuntu 14.04, with Rhythmbox 3.0.2.

@Caio Alonso You are right, Nautilus does not allow to move a file to the trash from another partition. But it is hard to believe that this behavior in Rhythmbox is intentional. (It's just that they didn't think about that.) To the end user it will only be perceived as a bug, which is moreover very unconvenient as the user has to manually delete the file from Nautilus (or in command line). Plus, when trying to move a file to trash in Nautilus, it asks you if you want to delete it immediately, so your intention to remove the file is finally achieved.

Rhythmbox should at least give the option to remove a file immediately, just like Nautilus.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: New → Expired
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