Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78503
home & wastebasket icons disappear from desktop
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:53 EST
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Description of problem:
1. The home and wastebasket icons both disappear from my desktop at irregular
intervals. Sometimes this happens after I have double-clicked on my home
directory icon. Sometimes this is followed by a message from Nautillus claiming
it is searching for a trash/wastebasket folder on my desktop.
2. When I have another application open, I can double-click on my home icon or
on a panel icon (gedit) and nothing happens. Sometimes, there will be a delay of
up to 15 or more minutes before the folder or app opens. Sometimes, the desktop
icons just disappear as described in 1. above.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open an application (e.g. opera, mozilla, terminal window, etc.)
2.Minimise app or go to another workspace and double-click a desktop icon (e.g.
home folder) or activate a panel app (e.g. text editor)
Actual Results: Icons on desktop tend to disappear;
Application double-clicked (e.g. home folder or text editor) don't open, or if
they do, it is only after a very protracted delay (up to 15 minutes on two
Expected Results: Application double-clicked (e.g. text editor) should open
within a reasonable time - at least less than 60 seconds.
Icons should NOT vanish from desktop.
Nautillus sometimes gives message that it is trying to locate wastebasket folder
on my desktop.
I can ls and access all my folders and files in /home/me through the terminal
but they cannot be seen on the GUI
I have a very similar problem where the icons do not dissapear, but the home
Icon has changed from the Folder icon to the Gnome foot on a white piece of
paper. Double-clicking on the icon produces the following message:
The action associated with "home" is invalid.
I can't say exactly when the icon changed, but it was after double-clicking the
folder icon several times, successfully opening my home folder.
I think that is another issue. I can see it too sometimes when changing the mime
likely a dup of bug 82183
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82183 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.