unity makes confusion when trying to focus partitions' folders

Bug #1228588 reported by Michele Giacomoli on 2013-09-21
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

How to reproduce
version 1:workspaces disabled
Open gedit
Click on a partition icon on the launcher
You see nautilus windows appears, a white arrow appears alongside of Files icon and both the icon of the volume you clicked on and the File's one have a backlight.
Focus gedit
I see the white arrow is alongside of the Files icon, so if I want to focus the partition's folder I should click on it. I do it
Expected result
Unity focuses the partition's folder
What happens instead
Damn! It opens a new File window in my home folder, but if I click on the partition icon it works... ok, I can get used to it, even if it's a bit confusing...

version 2:workspaces enabled
Click on a partition icon on the launcher
You see nautilus windows appears, a white arrow appears alongside of Files icon and both the icon of the volume you clicked on and the File's one have a backlight.
Switch to another workspace
I want to focus the partition's folder in the other workspace, as in the previous case I see the arrow alongside File's icon and I click on it
Expected result
Unity switches to the correct workspace and focuses the partition's folder
What happens:
It opens a new File's window in my home folder. Ok ok, I have to click on the partition's icon. I do it.
Expected result #2
Unity switches to the correct workspace and focuses the partition's folder
What happens #2
What!? The File icon wiggles and its edge becomes illuminated? Nothing else? Do I really have to manually switch to the correct workspace and then click on the "correct" icon? I can't realize a convenient way to focus the window on the other workspace without doing it manually (which is not comfortable)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: unity 7.1.0+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-7.14-generic 3.11.1
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.12.4-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Sat Sep 21 13:58:02 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-20 (93 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=it_IT
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
SystemImageInfo: Error: [Errno 2] File o directory non esistente: 'system-image-cli'
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-07-23 (60 days ago)

summary: - unity makes confusion when managing partitions' folders
+ unity makes confusion when trying to focus partitions' folders
tags: added: trusty
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

Same behavior in Ubuntu 14.04

This bug seems to be a duplicate of #1170647

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