Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221803
baobab "Show Hidden Files" in wrong sense
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
Description of problem:When selecting folders to view, the option ("Show Hidden
Files", when ticked, actually hides the hidden files. The opposite is the case
when unticked. Ticking or unticking this check box, also interferes with the
default setting, whereby nautilus shows hidden files, when it shouldnt. Baobab
should keep its settings to itself; it shouldnt change nautilis's setting.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-utils-2.16.0-1.fc6 (baobab v2.16.0)
Steps to Reproduce:
I can confirm this, when selecting Scan folder, from the main interface, the
form that is displayed supplies two methods of showing hidden files. One
method is a check box, the other is accessed from the right mouse menu of the
file view. If you select "Show Hidden files" using the check box and de-select
the option using the right mouse from the file view, the two options conflict.
One states hidden files are shown, the other not. I have taken of screen shot
to illustrate this. See
One has also noted the difference in presentation; the check reads "Show hidden
folders", the other "Show Hidden Files". The differences are:
a) Capitalization i.e. each word is capitalized on one and not the other.
b) Assign shortcuts differ.
c) One uses the world Folders, the other files? If the form is selecting a
folder then both should say folder.
This has been reported upstream at