Can't open nautilus when a file copying action is in progress

Bug #766857 reported by tankdriver on 2011-04-20
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Low
John Lea
BAMF
Low
Unassigned
Unity
Triaged
Low
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Steps to reproduce:

(initial condition: No medias are mounted, no folders are on the Desktop.)
- Copy something (big) eg. ISOs from the home folder to somewhere in the home folder.
  The nautilus progress bar window comes up and displays the progress of the process.
- Close all remaining Nautilus windows.
  The nautilus progress bar window stays open and the copying process continues.
- Lets say you want to work with your folders again: Click on the home folder icon on the unity launcher.

What I expect to happen:
  - nautilus comes up an I can work with it parallel to the copying process.

What happened instead:
- nothing, no nautilus window comes up. The nautilus progress bar window gets focused ant thats it.
  And when no medias are mounted and no folders are on the Desktop, there is NO WAY to get a nautilus window until the copying process has ended.

Workaround in this situation:
  - Make a new folder on the desktop and open it to get a nautilus window.

Thoughts: this is a quite similar behavior like Bug #760437 (Can't start firefox when a download is in progress) , marked opinion.

Additional information:
I use ubuntu natty beta2 + updates
unity 3.8.8-0ubuntu2

Tags: udo Edit Tag help
description: updated
Rohit R (rr0hit) wrote :

When an instance of an application is already running, if you need to open another instance under unity, you have to MIDDLE click the launcher icon and not left click. This feature was introduced as a fix for bug 709707.

This is the expected behaviour of Unity. Hence, I am closing this bug. Thanks for taking time to eport the bug. But, in case you feel this must be re-opened, you are more than welcome to do so.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the filemanager case is a bit special and might require extra thinking and design

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low

Essentially, the same problem of bug #760437. See also bug #734170.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-04-20
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in bamf:
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-04-20
Changed in bamf:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in bamf:
importance: Undecided → Low
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Thanks tankdriver for spotting this problem, it is a valid issue and I agree with your proposed solution. Adding this to the Oneiric to do list.

Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
tags: added: udo
Changed in ayatana-design:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

bug #753938 is also similar

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