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Bug 126561 - Cannot get properties of the open spatial folder
Cannot get properties of the open spatial folder
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: File and Folder Operations
Other All
: High major
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-11-09 15:43 UTC by Curtis Hovey
Modified: 2005-05-22 13:20 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.9/2.10

Description Curtis Hovey 2003-11-09 15:43:13 UTC
Properties are deactivated for the open folder.

After opening a folder from the desktop, I tried to see it's properties
from the file menu, but it was grayed out.  The key command ctrl+i does not
Comment 1 Sivaiah 2003-11-30 12:43:05 UTC
Have you tried selecting  any folder or file displayed in the spatial
window. Properties item in the File Menu gets enabled when you select
any folder or file in the spatial window and gives its properties.
This seems the right behaviour. 
Comment 2 Curtis Hovey 2003-11-30 15:32:45 UTC
I don't want the properties of the sub folders, they work correctly. 
After opening and closing several folders, I was lost.  All I saw is
'gnome2' in the title bar, and I have several folders by that name. 
The problem is I want to get the properites of the folder I am
viewing.  The only way to do this is to open the parent foldler, then
select the the 'gnome2' child folder.  Both Windows and MacOS allow
the user to get the properties of the open folder; no navigation and
selection needed.  
Comment 3 Christian Neumair 2003-12-21 19:24:29 UTC
We really need to get this resolved since it's a major UI issue.
I can verify that this is really annoying and confusing.

Comment 4 Luis Villa 2003-12-31 18:41:24 UTC
Because Dave and Alex have spoken of fixing this for 2.6.0, I'm
marking it TARGET2.6.0. Dave, Alex, if this has dropped off your own
priority listings, please remove the keyword.
Comment 5 Luis Villa 2004-03-01 22:10:25 UTC
<luis> <- you
consider that fixed, right?
<campd> hrm
<campd> I'm not sure.
<campd> it's not terribly discoverable
<campd> and a "properties of this folder" item would be nice.
<campd> I think it's probably still valid but not TARGET2.6.0
Comment 6 Martin Wehner 2004-04-17 16:03:00 UTC
Still valid for 2.6.0
Comment 7 Matthew Gatto 2004-05-26 04:26:49 UTC
There was a proposed patch implementing this, and a resulting discussion of how
to achieve it in

bug 129421 is sort of related.
Comment 8 Sebastien Bacher 2004-10-20 17:35:50 UTC
still here with 2.8
Comment 9 Josh Lee 2004-11-05 01:38:48 UTC
The little parent folders widget in the lower-right corner of a spatial folder
isn't doing much. Let's use it to represent the current folder.
1. Stick a folder icon on it to make it look like a folder.
2. Right-clicking on it is like right-clicking on the actual folder icon.
3. Dragging it drags the folder.
Comment 10 Sebastien Bacher 2005-05-22 13:20:14 UTC
fixed with nautilus 2.11.1:

"* Add properties of the current folder menu item to background context menu"