Bug 352061 - nautilus shift-double-click is broken
Summary: nautilus shift-double-click is broken
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 454856 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-25 11:28 UTC by Trevor Cordes
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-07-21 12:43:22 UTC

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Description Trevor Cordes 2007-10-25 11:28:59 UTC
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open file manager nautilus to a folder like your home dir
2. find a folder and shift-double-click
Actual results:
new window opens and current window changes to clicked folder

Expected results:
new window should open, existing window should not change to new folder

Additional info:

Comment 1 Trevor Cordes 2007-11-16 15:47:58 UTC
Bug present in F8 also.

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Comment 3 Trevor Cordes 2008-05-21 08:35:08 UTC
Still present in F8.  Updated bug version.

Comment 4 Pedro Matiello 2008-07-10 02:08:46 UTC
Started to happen in F9 now.

Comment 5 Pedro Matiello 2008-07-10 07:14:46 UTC
Just for information, it started to happen after the update to

Comment 6 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-07-14 11:40:08 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Patrick Steiner 2008-07-14 13:44:56 UTC
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)

Comment 8 John Poelstra 2008-07-15 19:26:47 UTC
changing version to 9 to reflect latest version problem has been seen

Comment 9 Patrick Steiner 2008-07-16 18:57:57 UTC
seems to be fixed in nautilus- from updates-testing

Comment 10 John Poelstra 2008-07-18 22:11:12 UTC
Patrick, thanks for your update.

Tomas, okay to close this bug?


Comment 11 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-07-21 12:43:22 UTC
Tested again in nautilus- and confirmed working. nautilus-2.22.4
introduced double-click issue which affected this one as well.

Closing as fixed.

Comment 12 Tomáš Bžatek 2008-07-21 12:46:59 UTC
*** Bug 454856 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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