Bug 523895 - "Connect to Server" Functionality Does Not Remember Specified Folder
Summary: "Connect to Server" Functionality Does Not Remember Specified Folder
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-17 05:02 UTC by David Le Sage
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:40 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:41:49 UTC
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Description David Le Sage 2009-09-17 05:02:15 UTC
Description of problem:
The user wants to create an SSH connection to a remote Server. This is successful and, the first time it opens, it jumps to the specified sub-directory.  On subsequent occassions, however, it always goes to the root folder of the server.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Nautilus 2.26.3

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on Places -> Connect to Server.
2. Fill in details for an SSH server.  Include a folder and choose to create a bookmark.
3. Click "Connect."
4. A Nautilus window to the server will appear and it will, indeed, open at the folder specified.
5. Now close that Nautilus window.
6. Open a new Nautilus window (we are in File Browser, as opposed to spatial, mode.)  From the "Places" sidebar, click on the bookmark to the server.
7. Note that it now opens in the root menu of the remote server, instead of the specific folder you requested earlier when you initially created the bookmark.
8. Note that this is also the case when you click on the shortcut that has been created on the GNOME desktop.  Therefore, it seems when a place bookmark is saved in Nautilus, the information about the folder is not also being saved correctly.
Actual results:
When clicking on bookmark in Nautilus' "Places" sidebar or as a desktop shortcut, the root directory of the remote server is being opened.

Expected results:
When you click on the bookmark or the desktop shortcut, the specified directory of the remote server should be opened, not the root directory.

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Le Sage 2009-09-17 05:10:57 UTC
Okay, I just did some further investigation and realised that, with regard to the Nautilus "Places" sidebar, it is putting a direct link to the server's root directory ABOVE the menu separator line and a link to the actual folder I specified BELOW that line.

User error on my part. :-(  My apologies. 

Nevertheless, perhaps this is a usability issue. For example, should the desktop shortcut be a link to the server itself?  If a user requests a specific folder, perhaps the desktop shortcut should link to it, as per the bookmark below the menu separator line in the Nautilus Places Sidebar.  It would make things a little more intuitive, particularly for those people in our userbase who prefer to use desktop shortcuts.

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