Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124137
files downloaded or saved to Desktop take a long time to appear
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
When files are saved to (or downloaded to) the Desktop, the new files
take a very long time to actually appear on the desktop (presumbly
because nautilus has the desktop refresh rate set to some long period).
In Gnome-2.4 it was possible to work around this using the Ctrl-R
keyboard shortcut to force a refresh of the desktop. Now, this
shortcut has been disabled (why?) in 2.6, there doesn't appear to be a
good way to force a desktop refresh except by opening the desktop in a
new nautilus window and doing a refresh there.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6 (but also a problem in 2.4)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download a file to the desktop
2. Wait for it to appear on the desktop
3. ... and wait
4. .... and wait
5. ..... and wait
Actual Results: desktop refresh takes far too long
Expected Results: new files in the desktop folder should appear
I've seen a similar problem where files saved to ~/Desktop do not
actually appear on the desktop.
I'm not sure if waiting helps, but if I double-click "username Home"
and double-click "Desktop", the file appears on the desktop. That is,
if I open the Desktop folder manually, the actuall desktop is updated.
I should add that my home directory is NFS mounted.
Do you have a working fam or gamin setup?
That should work with a NFS homedir if you're downloading on the same
Recent nautilus in rawhide fixes the ctrl-r on the desktop to work
again. There was also a bug in gamin that made it not detect changes
to the desktop that has been fixed. I consider this fixed.