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#488 Open a folder on the wrong desktop

pcmanfm (108)

Forwarding from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pcmanfm/+bug/820457

Reproductible on Lubuntu 11.10 with pcmanfm 0.9.9

Step to reproduce :
- Open pcmanfm on desktop 1
- Switch to desktop 2
- Open a folder on the desktop by double click
- Nothing seems to happen, but in fact, the folder is correctly opened as a tab on desktop 1

The behavior could be improved in this situation :
- pcmanfm could open another window on current desktop
- the desktop could switch automaticly to desktop 1


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  • gilir

    It's also the case when you right click on the desktop to create a folder or a file. If an instance of pcmanfm is open on desktop 1, and you try to create the folder on desktop 2, the dialog will open on desktop 1, not the 2.

  • PCMan

    • assigned_to: nobody --> pcmanx
    • milestone: --> 2297538
    • status: open --> open-later
  • PCMan

    • priority: 5 --> 3
  • It is impossible to open a configuration dialog on the current desktop if there is an open pcmanfm window on another desktop. You right-click on desktop, select 'Preferences', and... nothing happens! Switch desktop to where is a pcmanfm window - and BOOM! It's over that window! That should be fixed as that is very serious bug.

  • Additional info: if you open another instance of pcmanfm (let say on desktop 3) then any mentioned dialog is opened fine on desktop 2, i.e. bug is present if and only if you have exactly one opened instance of pcmanfm already.

    • priority: 3 --> 6
    • priority: 6 --> 5
    • status: open-later --> pending-fixed
  • We hope this issue is completely fixed in the Git repository recently.
    Check it out when it's possible for you and if the bug still exists then reopen the report, please.
    Thank you very much.

  • alister.hood

    This is not fixed for me:
    1. If there is no pcmanfm window open already, it flashes up on the current desktop and is then moved to desktop 1. The current desktop is not switched.
    2. If there is one pcmanfm window open already, a new tab is opened in that window and it is moved to desktop 1. The desktop is not switched.
    3. If there is more than one pcmanfm window open already, a new tab is opened in one of the windows on the current desktop, and it is moved to desktop 1. The desktop is not switched.

    I am on Arch Linux and using Openbox if that is relevant.
    I can't see a way to reopen this report - should I create a new one?

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