You can select both file icons and path in address bar

Bug #1346785 reported by Jakub T. Jankiewicz on 2014-07-22
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Thunar File Manager
thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I think it's a bug (or small feature request), you can select both files and path in address bar but when you copy you always copy files you've selected. So if you have files selected and select path in address bar you still have files when you press CTRL+C.

I think it should remove selection from files when you select path in address bar and do the same other other way, unselect address bar if you select files.

I couldn't find any other bug or post elsewhere speaking about it...

When there is a selection done (ie: some file or directories selected), if you select some text from the location bar with the mouse, or even with keys (Ctrl-L + shift-arrows) and copy it (Ctrl-C), the selected files list will be copied in the clipboard, but not the text you lastly selected!!

The only tricks I found to get it done are:
- either to do it fully by the mouse: right_clic the location text selection and select "copy"
- either deselect your files selection by clicking in between files' icons (not possible in detailled list view btw), and then going Ctrl-L + select + Ctrl-C.

The user cannot copy and paste text from the location bar after selecting a file. I agree that this issue should be resolved. It is an important for a professional window manager that is designed to be used on Linux (i.e.; in conjunction with terminal windows, users who wish to generate documentation, etc)

summary: - You can select both file and path
+ You can select both file icons and path
summary: - You can select both file icons and path
+ You can select both file icons and path in address bar
Changed in thunar:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Confirmed

Still reproducible on Thunar 1.6.3, using Ubuntu Studio 14.10.

1. Open a folder
2. Select a file
3. Press CTRL+L to select the text in the address bar
4. Press CTRL+C to copy

Expected behavior
The current path would be copied.

Actual behavior
The path of the file is copied.

Bug 7298 seems to be a duplicate of this.

In , Hjudt-l (hjudt-l) wrote :

Resolving duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4537 ***

Changed in thunar:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Ben High (explodingkittens) wrote :

This is still an issue in Thunar 1.6.10 as well and does not seem to be a duplicate here.

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