Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457257
Create folder / document always in top level directory
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:33:03 EST
Description of problem:
When descending a few directories in Nautilus not by double-clicking, but
opening them in the same view through the triangle on the left side and then
create a new document or folder through the File-menu, the new file or folder is
created in the top level (originally opened) directory, e.g. Home. This is
especially annoying with many directories or files and also counter-intuitive.
The New folder and New document actions are also not available in the context
menu to create them in the folder pointed to, which would be intuitive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ nautilus --version
GNOME nautilus 184.108.40.206
$ rpm -q nautilus
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a directory in Nautilus
2. Descend one or more levels in the same view/window
3. Create Folder or Create document from the File menu
Folder or document is created in top-most opened folder.
Folder or document is created in folder which is selected.
Well, if I understand your point correctly, this would be non-standard behaviour
confusing other users. Usually all actions are related to focused item, which is
probably Home in your case. TreeView expanders are non-focusing by default, this
is the only chance. Is that what you had in mind?
You can always post feature request in upstream bugzilla (bugzilla.gnome.org)
and defend your idea.
You're explanation is much shorter but accurate.
Thanks for the pointer to bugzilla.gnome.org. I've found that I wasn't the first
one with this suggestion, it has already been accepted upstream (but not yet
resolved), see http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=399578
Upstream reporter had a redhat e-mail address, by the way. :-)
I'm closing this one with resolution UPSTREAM.