Two Nautilus icons in launcher

Bug #842257 reported by Jason Warner on 2011-09-06
This bug affects 20 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

See screenshot.

I have nautilus at position #1 in my launcher. When I click on nautilus, it pulses and opens a nautilus window, but it also creates a new icon at the bottom of my launcher. The new window is associated with the icon at the bottom of the launcher (meaning, if I click on nautilus icon in position #1, I get a new window).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.12.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-10.16-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-10-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Tue Sep 6 10:11:16 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-08-31 23:30:37.620591
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21da]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
MachineType: LENOVO 4286CTO
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-10-generic root=UUID=668f54b2-d36d-46fb-b59e-5bcc9bc7eb19 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-31 (5 days ago) 07/07/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8DET50WW (1.20 )
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dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
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dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X220
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu20
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
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version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
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version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
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Jason Warner (jasoncwarner) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Ruben Verhack (ruben-verhack) wrote :

I have the same issue with the final oneiric release, I attached a screenshot. First time it happens, I will try to check how I can reproduce it

Daniel Butler (rekh127) wrote :

I'm pretty sure I know why this is happening and a work around to fix it. This happens when you're using a custom nautilus-home.desktop launcher such as one in your ~/.local/share/applications/ instead of the one in /usr/share/applications. Many instructions for adding quicklists have you copy the original launcher and modify it. This will break it. If you want to repair this you need to add your quicklists to /usr/shar/applications/nautilus-home.dektop and then execute unity --reset-icons. You will have to repopulate your launcher as it will be back to default (with your quicklists). Hope this helps,

Chad Williams (chazinams) wrote :

I'm experiencing this bug as well, but I have a stock install with no mods whatsoever for the Launcher (not even using CCSM). Also, I only have software from Main & Universe installed.

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

This is not the fact of using a copied .desktop to create a custom .desktop in an alternate location like ~/.local/share/applications

The 2nd. 'controlling icon' is caused by one line in the copied .desktop that ATM cannot be there. (11.10+
If you remove this from the custom .desktop then the behavior will return to as expected.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

is that still an issue?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Sebastien Bacher wrote >
>is that still an issue?

Only under the limited circumstance of a user copying nautilus.home.desktop to another location, typically to add quicklist entries. If the above mentioned line is left in the .desktop then they will get a 2nd icon when nautilus is opened
The 2nd icon will show as "Files"

This may happen with a small set of other .desktop's, have only seen it occur with gnome-terminal.desktop & then only when a quicklist entry opens a different terminal profile.
Again in this instance removing the line will keep all in the launcher icon

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

@Doug, I believe the original issue that was reported have been fixed in Ubuntu 11.10 what you are describing is another issue.

On 02/04/2012 01:11 PM, Omer Akram wrote:
> @Doug, I believe the original issue that was reported have been fixed in
> Ubuntu 11.10 what you are describing is another issue.
Omer - at the point that this bug was filed if users created a local
copy of nautilus-home.desktop & left that line in then it would use a
2nd 'controlling' icon named "Files"
In any event that will no longer happen in 11.10/12.04

(I see there is some general 'housekeeping' going on, I'll go thru my
current open bug list, there is likely quite a number that can have
status adjusted

Rafał Ochmański (rmopl) wrote :

I have the exact same problem in Ubuntu 13.10 with Google Chrome.

Seth Johnson (sethj) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. We have tried to recreate this on the latest release of Ubuntu and cannot reproduce it. This bug is being marked as Invalid. If you believe the problem to still exist in the latest version of Ubuntu please comment on why that is the case and change the bug status to NEW.

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