Automatically extend columns as needed not quite working in Xubuntu 11.04

Bug #812596 reported by gohai on 2011-07-18
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar
Confirmed
Medium
thunar (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

With "Automatically extend columns as needed" enabled in Column configuration (of Detailed List view), there are still parts of the filename cut off by the following column.

Not sure if this an issue with the theme used by Xubuntu, or whether this is a (smallish) bug in thunar itself - thus filling it here.

Screenshot is attached.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: thunar 1.2.1-3ubuntu2
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-rc5-gohai3 x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jul 19 01:26:44 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunar
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

The longest file in dir1 is "qwertyuiop"
I toggle this option ON
I change to dir2 containing "qwertyuiopasdfghjkl"
The column width changes but I can see only "qwertyuiopasdfg"
When I change back to dir1 the column width leaves unchanged

Gentoo up-to-date stable, XFCE4 compiled by me from sources. Thunar 0.9.3 (why can't I specify that version when entering the bug?)

Because I just added that version (it's 0.9.93 by the way).

(In reply to comment #2)
> Because I just added that version (it's 0.9.93 by the way).

"Help" -> "About" says: "Thunar 0.9.3"

Really? (In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > Because I just added that version (it's 0.9.93 by the way).
>
> "Help" -> "About" says: "Thunar 0.9.3"

Really? I don't think there ever was a Thunar 0.9.3.

As for the column issue: I have the same behaviour here using trunk so either Nick or I will look into it.

(In reply to comment #4)
> Really? (In reply to comment #3)
> > (In reply to comment #2)
> > > Because I just added that version (it's 0.9.93 by the way).
> >
> > "Help" -> "About" says: "Thunar 0.9.3"
>
> Really? I don't think there ever was a Thunar 0.9.3.
>
> As for the column issue: I have the same behaviour here using trunk so either
> Nick or I will look into it.

Are there any patches for it?

I'm removing the blocking-1.2 flag. This bug does not cause data loss, so it cannot be considered critical. I'm also changing the version to 1.1.4 as the most recent release of Thunar is still broken with regards to autsized columns.

I played with these things a little bit. It seems like autosizing is entirely broken. It's not applied at startup and GTK+ seems to determine the column width wrongly. We'll have to look into it again later.

*** Bug 6551 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

gohai (gottfried-haider) wrote :
Sergey Vlasov (sergey-vlasov) wrote :

I have the same issue. Sometimes columns enlarges so text can fit, sometimes not.

Thunar 1.2.2

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low

There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete

I cannot reproduce this issue at all with Thunar 1.6.4 (Xubuntu 15.04).

In , unwohlpol (o-k) wrote :

Just as a reminder and to give a use-case where this bug has gotten even more annoying due to a change in the way files are selected now (when drag&dropping a frame to select multiple files):
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=47461#p47461

Changed in thunar:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
In , Andryw (andryw) wrote :

I confirm this bug, and it is very annoying.

Debian testing just upgraded to Thunar 1.8.1, and now whenever I open Thunar on my home directory, the Name column seems to start wide then quickly contract to very narrow, leaving many names truncated with ellipses (...) at the end.

Also, since Thunar does not remember column widths (or layout) on a per-directory basis, I spend an awful lot of time fiddling with column widths instead of getting real work done.

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