#89 Files remain "selected"

Incorrect_behaviour
closed
nobody
ROX-Filer (85)
9
2010-04-07
2009-10-31
Barry Kauler
No

Hi,
I'm the lead developer for Puppy Linux. The latest official release uses GTK 2.14.7. I compiled GTK 2.18.3, but now Rox-Filer misbehaves.

I have tested Rox 2.6.1, 2.9.0 and 2.10.0, all have the same problem.

There is just one problem. A file becomes shaded when it is dragged or a mouse-button right-click, but the shading is remaining after the operation is completed.

For example, I right-click on a text file, choose to open in a text editor. The file thumbnail remains shaded. Even after closing the text editor it is still shaded. I have to click in the window to un-shade the file.

This causes weird effects. Like, I right-click to open a file in a text editor. Then close the editor. Then a bit later right-click on another file to open in the text editor -- but the first file opens.

Another thing that happens, but not always. I drag a selection around a file, but it doesn't actually become selected, just "shaded". I have to actually then left-click on it to cause it to change to "selected", then I can drag it somewhere.

These are really blocker bugs, make Rox very awkward to use.

Regards,
Barry Kauler

Discussion

  • Barry Kauler
    Barry Kauler
    2009-11-18

    Is nobody interested in fixing this? The bug makes ROX-Filer just about unusable with GTK 2.18.3. Pretty serious. Until this is fixed I can't upgrade Puppy Linux to the latest stable GTK. Puppy is pretty much tied into using ROX-Filer for the desktop.

     
  • Barry Kauler
    Barry Kauler
    2010-03-10

    Hmmm, it has been awhile since I reported this. Do any developers actually read this bug tracker?

    Anyway, Puppy Linux enthusiast 'amigo' has posted a patch to fix this bug:

    http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=01389

    ...it is now up to a Rox-filer developer to put this into Rox.

     
  • Barry Kauler
    Barry Kauler
    2010-03-10

    • priority: 5 --> 9
     
  • Barry Kauler
    Barry Kauler
    2010-03-10

    I'll bump the priority, maybe that'll do something.

     
  • Stephen Watson
    Stephen Watson
    2010-04-07

    As far as I can recall, that has always been the behaviour and is the intended behaviour.

    If RMB clicked, and no selection and mouse over a file then select that file before showing the menu. Otherwise leave the selection unchanged.

     
  • Stephen Watson
    Stephen Watson
    2010-04-07

    This artifact has been marked as a duplicate of artifact 2925212 with reason:
    No explanation provided.

     
  • Stephen Watson
    Stephen Watson
    2010-04-07

    • status: open --> closed