"Home Folder" icon does not open home folder if any other Nautilus window is already open

Bug #769515 reported by Andrew on 2011-04-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

If I have a Nautilus window open displaying another folder such as /etc, clicking the "Home Folder" icon in Unity does not open my home folder. Either the icon's behavior should be modified to detect whether or not the home folder is actually open, or its name should be changed to "File Browser" instead.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,imgjpeg,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,wallpaper,snap,regex,gnomecompat,move,grid,mousepoll,imgpng,vpswitch,place,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,wall,session,workarounds,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell,scaleaddon]
Date: Sat Apr 23 07:27:17 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta amd64 (20110413)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Andrew (andrewkvalheim) wrote :
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Needs to be designed at a high-level in conjunction with bug #753938 ("Open Trash window prevents launching Home folder from launch bar in Unity").

Changed in ayatana-design:
milestone: none → later
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → oneiric-alpha-1
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

The Home Folder icon on the launcher should always open the Home folder
when clicked. If a previous invocation, or Trash, or other windows are
open and pointed elsewhere, then a new window should open with the Home


ZenecadE (eye-is-are) wrote :

After doing an upgrade to 11.04 I can concur that clicking on the home icon does nothing but look pretty. If I have a nautilus window open to any folder, and it's somewhere in the background, focus will be given to Nautilus. However, this does not even take that Nautilus window to the home folder making the initial icon misleading. Secondly, if there are no Nautilus windows open, clicking on the icon only gives my finger exercise because nothing happens on screen, not is there and hard drive activity. Can't we customise these icons to do what they should?

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