Bug 975199 - mate-screenshot ignores directory where to save files
mate-screenshot ignores directory where to save files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-utils (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Mashal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-17 15:25 EDT by pgaltieri
Modified: 2013-07-20 05:51 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: mate-utils-1.6.0-5.fc18
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Description pgaltieri 2013-06-17 15:25:29 EDT
Description of problem:
When you save a screenshot taken with mate-screenshot it ignores the directory where to save files and always puts the image on the desktop.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run mate-screenshot
2. take screenshot
3. when it presents the "Save Screenshot" dialog change the "Save in Folder" to something other than desktop, and click save.  

Actual results:
The picture appears on the desktop.

Expected results:
The picture should appear in the directory selected.

Additional info:
gnome-screenshot works correctly.
Comment 1 Dan Mashal 2013-06-17 15:42:20 EDT
Try "su -c 'yum install mate-take-screenshot --enablerepo=updates-testing'"
Comment 2 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-08 09:46:53 EDT
Can you install mate-utils-1.6.0-4.fc18 or mate-screenshot-1.6.0-4.fc18.x86_64 from updates-testing-repo?
With this version i can save a image in any other folder.
Can you confirm?
Comment 3 pgaltieri 2013-07-08 13:24:06 EDT
I tried the 32bit versions of mate-utils and mate-screenshot from the updates-testing repo and I observed the same wrong behavior in both.  I would select Pictures as my destination folder from the pull down list and the pictures would show up on my desktop.
Comment 4 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-08 13:51:20 EDT
i can confirm if i select a folder or a drive it save the screenshot in desktop folder.
But further i tested to select others in dropdown list, and here it works.
Can you confirm again?
Comment 5 pgaltieri 2013-07-08 14:06:46 EDT
Here's some additional information.  If I select "Other" in the "Save in folder" pulldown and explicitly select "Pictures" as the destination folder then it correctly saves the file in the Pictures directory.  If I select Pictures from the pulldown and the previous save directory was, for example, Downloads then the file will be saved in Downloads not in Pictures.  In other words to select a folder where to save the file you have to select "Other" first and then select the directory where you want to save the file.
Comment 6 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-08 16:14:53 EDT
Thanks for traking down more the issue.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 12:08:27 EDT
mate-utils-1.6.0-5.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 23:01:24 EDT
Package mate-utils-1.6.0-5.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing mate-utils-1.6.0-5.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 9 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-12 15:12:40 EDT
Thanks for giving karma.
I did read your comment. I quess you didn't update mate-screenshot also to 1.6.0-5.
We did split mate-utils in a main package which includes
- mate-dictionary
- mate-search-tool
- mate-screenshot
- mate-disk-usage-analyzer
and create single packages of them.
The reason for that is to give the user the opportunity to choose install the main package or only install a needed single package.
But installing both the main package and every single package is possible without any yum conflict if you use the same version no. from updates-testing.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-07-20 05:51:01 EDT
mate-utils-1.6.0-5.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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