Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 154365
Editing a filename while renaming is cancelled when nautilus asynchronously determines new file information
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Nautilus asynchronously determines file information - for example, in "View as List" mode, a directory's child file count is calculated asynchronously. First, the main directory listing is displayed, then each sub-directory's child file count is calculated and updated back into the display at a later time.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. In nautilus, navigate to a directory with a lot of sub-directories. Ensure "View as List" is set for that directory.
2. Notice that the initial directory listing is displayed quickly, but without data in the "Size" column for sub-directories. Wait a short while, and nautilus will fill in this information with child file count directory by directory.
3. While the above filling in is still happening, select a file, and press F2 to rename it.
4. Notice that you can type text into the filename - the new filename.
Actual Results: After the above, whilst still editing the filename, wait until nautilus adds data to the "Size" column for a new sub-directory. At this point, the "rename mode" will be cancelled, so that you can no longer edit the text without pressing F2 again.
Expected Results: Rename mode should not be cancelled - updating directory "size" information is a "behind-the-scenes" program action that should not cancel the user-initiated rename operation.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
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reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
I can't really validate whether this has been fixed, but I'm closing it out
anyway, since in the cases where nautilus does calculate size information, it
does it so fast on my current system that you probably couldn't start a rename
before the size info was calculated anyway.