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Bug 69288 - Nautilus is inconsistent in what View settings are remembered
Nautilus is inconsistent in what View settings are remembered
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2002-07-19 21:36 EDT by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-16 09:51:59 EST
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2002-07-19 21:36:43 EDT
Description of Problem:

If you open Nautilus, Hide the Sidebar, close the window, then
reopen it, the Sidebar reappears.  The same applies for the Toolbar, Location
Bar, and Status Bar.  Nautilus DOES remember other View preferences
automatically, such as the Zoom level, View as Icons/List, and Arrange Items

For consistency, it should EITHER remember the preferences to Show/Hide the
sidebars, OR not remember the other preferences.  I realize the preferences are
configurable through Edit->Preferences, but perhaps Edit->Preferences should
have a "Remember each folder's settings automatically" option which controls
this behavior for EVERY setting.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.0-6

How Reproducible:  Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click on a folder
2. Select View->Hide Sidebar
3. Close the window
4. Double click on the same folder

Actual Results:

The sidebar is shown.

Expected Results:

The sidebar preference should be remembered (or no settings should be
remembered, or this behavior should be configurable).

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-22 08:19:37 EDT
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88783
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2003-01-16 09:51:59 EST
Whether the sidebar is visible or not is not part of the directory metadata, so
it's not stored with the current view and zoom level. However, the closed/opened
sidebar for a new window state is now stored from the latest window you closed.

I don't consider this inconsistant, since the sidebar is part of the navigation
interface and not the directory view.

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