Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 352061
nautilus shift-double-click is broken
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:43 EST
Description of problem:
In FC5 (don't know about 6), you could shift-double-click a folder in Nautilus
file manager and it would open a new window with the contents of the folder you
clicked. The previous (clicked-on) window would remain unchanged.
In F7, shift-double-click opens a new window as before, but the previous
(clicked-on) window also opens into that directory! I can see no reason why one
would want this behavior. I cannot figure out a way to achieve the same
behavior as before with any other modifier-clicks. I use this feature all the
time and really miss it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open file manager nautilus to a folder like your home dir
2. find a folder and shift-double-click
new window opens and current window changes to clicked folder
new window should open, existing window should not change to new folder
Bug present in F8 also.
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Still present in F8. Updated bug version.
Started to happen in F9 now.
Just for information, it started to happen after the update to
Tested on several Nautilus versions (incl. nautilus-2.22.4-1.fc9.i386), the
behaviour is that after shift-doubleclick a new window is opened with contents
of clicked folder and the old window is closed. Note that I'm using spatial
view. There's no gconf option to change this behaviour.
i also can confirm, that it works with spatial/list view. it does not work with
icon view. tested with nautilus (nautilus-2.22.4-1.fc9.i386)
changing version to 9 to reflect latest version problem has been seen
seems to be fixed in nautilus-126.96.36.199-1.fc9 from updates-testing
Patrick, thanks for your update.
Tomas, okay to close this bug?
Tested again in nautilus-188.8.131.52-1.fc9 and confirmed working. nautilus-2.22.4
introduced double-click issue which affected this one as well.
Closing as fixed.
*** Bug 454856 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***