Comment 0 for bug 1735993

teo1978 (teo8976) wrote :

I have an external disk connected via USB; it contains several logical units one of which is called "IOM_data".

Steps to reproduce the issue:

1. Open Nautilus
2. On the left panel, select the IOM_data unit

Expected behavior:
Should display the contents of the external disk unit, and Nautilu's Launcher icon should still be selected.

Observed behavior:
Displays the contents of the external unit, but the Launcher icon of Nautilus is no longer highlighted, not only that, it doesn't have any triangle on the left of it, as if no Nautilus window was open at all.

Additional steps:
3. Now click on Nautilus' Launcher icon

Expected result:
Since the icon should be already selected in the first place, nothing should happen at all. If in the meantime you had given focus to some other window, this should simply give focus back to the existing Nautilus window where you had opened the external disk unit.

Observed result:
This opens a NEW Nautilus window, showing by default the Home folder. The Launcher icon looks like this is the only existing Nautilus window. However, the other Nautilus window with the external disk unit still exists. You can reach it with Alt+Tab or by minimizing/moving other windows until it becomes visible.

The very fact that a window CAN exist without having a corresponding icon in Launcher is either a bug or a design flaw in the Unity itself (or in Launcher, or whoever is responsible for that). This should be something IMPOSSIBLE at the lowest level. And there are other instances of that happening unrelated to Nautilus (I think I reported some).
Besides that, I guess Nautilus is doing something wrong too.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: nautilus
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-101.124-generic 4.4.95
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-101-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.13
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Dec 3 14:29:20 2017
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'190'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'1257x861+330+87'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'use-tree-view' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-11 (1513 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)