Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51085
Double clicking items in Start Here folder opens new window
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:32 EDT
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Description of problem:
Double clicking icons in the start here opens them in a new window,
regardless of the user's preference.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the start here window.
2. Double click on anything.
Actual Results: The item clicked appears in a new window.
Expected Results: The item clicked should appear in the current window
unless the user has set the "Open each file or folder in a new window"
option in their nautilus' preferences.
All other folders seem to obey the user's preference - this is inconsistent
and confusing UI.
I believe fixing this is going to be a bit too involved for this release; but
will look into it immediately after. The fix is basically to change how those
.desktop files work; right now they launch a new Nautilus window by exec'ing
"nautilus start-here:", instead they should probably contain links to be opened
by the current Nautilus.
I think it is probably quite possible to change the logic
in fm-directory-view.c to check if the thing it is going
to launcher is a launcher that is "Exec: nautilus..." and
then, if so, treat that as if it was a link. I think it
would probably be a hour or so of work. How this compares
to doing it right, I don't know.
Icons should be changed to links in Nautilus 1.0.4-32, this speeds things up also.
The second roswell beta seems to be more polish...
But, in the case of this bug there's still one case a new window is open :
Double-click on Programs in "Start Here"
Already fixed, we forgot to update programs.desktop before.