Bug 140456 - recently saved file does appear on the desktop
Summary: recently saved file does appear on the desktop
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 130859
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Larsson
QA Contact:
: 140642 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-11-22 22:22 UTC by Will McCammon
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:07:13 UTC

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Description Will McCammon 2004-11-22 22:22:58 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
recently saved file does not appear on the desktop until a subsequent
file is saved on the desktop.  the second file will not appear until a
third file is saved to the desktop.  the third file will not appear
until a fourth file is saved on the desktop.  and so on...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.8.1 release 4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. save a file in ~/Desktop using firefox
2. go to the desktop.  the file does not appear.
3. save a file in ~/Desktop using gedit
4. go to the desktop.  the file saved by firefox appears but the file
saved by gedit does not.
5. save a file in ~/Desktop using openoffice writer.
6. go to the desktop.  the file saved by gedit appears but the file
saved by openoffice writer does not.
7. open terminal session.
8. ls ~/Desktop.  all files are present including the one saved by
openoffice writer

Expected Results:  files should appear on the desktop shortly after
saved in ~/Desktop.

Additional info:

changing desktops in the pager does not help.  opening a new nautilus
window does not help.

logging out and back in again refreshes the desktop so that all files
are seen including the latest saved file.

Comment 1 Luke Simon 2004-11-23 21:30:59 UTC
I have the same problem.  It appears to have something to do with
setting Nautilus to "browse" mode as opposed to "spatial" mode.  I
hate how spatial mode is crammed down our throats.  So "always browse"
is an option, but it is for some reason slower and buggier than
spatial mode?

It is really annoying when using Firefox with the default download
directory set as your desktop.  You save their because it is really
easy to directly get to your current files.  However, since they don't
show up until a forced refresh, it is a real pain!

Can somebody please confirm that this bug is in fact caused by browser

Comment 2 Luke Simon 2004-11-23 21:35:44 UTC
This is the same as bug 139116.

Comment 3 Richard Torkar 2004-11-23 22:24:54 UTC
Are you sure?

If I do (in FC3) like this I can reproduce it:

1. Open a term window
2. cd ~
3. touch file1.txt
4. mv file1.txt Desktop/

I don't see file1.txt on my desktop or if I double-click my home icon
-> desktop it doesn't show up there but still it exists there
according to a simple ls ~/Desktop 

Comment 4 Luke Simon 2004-11-23 22:52:57 UTC
Ok, I was wrong.  The bug also occurs in spatial mode, when using
Richard's method.  For some reason I didn't have the problem with
Firefox and spatial mode.

This bug is really annoying!

Comment 5 Sitsofe Wheeler 2004-11-24 23:59:37 UTC
This sounds a lot like bug 140642

Comment 6 Need Real Name 2004-11-30 14:41:57 UTC
*** Bug 140642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 William Lovaton 2004-12-01 13:31:19 UTC
A little workaround: Refresh your desktop after saving files in it. 
Just click the background of the desktop and press Ctrol+R.  Though
annoying it is easy to do.

Comment 8 Luke Simon 2004-12-01 18:58:19 UTC
How was this bug not noticed?  I am surprised something so basic and
fundamental to a desktop would make its way into a full release
(Fedora Core 3).  Are there people that do not that this problem,
aside from KDE users?  Gnome is the default desktop, so I was
surprised to see such a obvious bug.

Comment 9 Alexander Larsson 2004-12-03 09:47:48 UTC
This is likely a gamin bug. In fact i think its a dup of bug 130859.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 130859 ***

Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:07:13 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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