Bug 138033 - desktop - right click - create folder - should put folder where you clicked
Summary: desktop - right click - create folder - should put folder where you clicked
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2004-11-03 22:51 UTC by Andrew D. Stadler
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-03 20:47:49 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Bugzilla 302919 None None None Never

Description Andrew D. Stadler 2004-11-03 22:51:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/125.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/125.9

Description of problem:
If I right click on the desktop and select "Create Folder" it should place the new folder in roughly the same position as where I clicked.  I shouldn't have to search the desktop for it (especially when I have multiple spanning monitors and the new folder icon is placed under the full screen window on another monitor entirely.)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.   select an open area of the desktop
2.   right click for contextual menu
3.   select "create folder"

Actual Results:  Icon placement is arbitrary, sometimes far from where you clicked

Expected Results:  Icon should be created roughly where you clicked

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 15:59:19 UTC
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

Comment 2 Andrew D. Stadler 2005-05-03 20:45:51 UTC
As of FC3 / latest - gnome-desktop-2.8.0-3 this is still annoying and would be
great if fixed.

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2005-05-03 20:47:49 UTC
Enhancement requests like this needs to be filed upstream at


Comment 4 Andrew D. Stadler 2005-05-03 21:39:15 UTC
Filed upstream as 302919


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