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Bug 166185 - remote files deleted by DND to the trash applet are not refreshed
remote files deleted by DND to the trash applet are not refreshed
Product: gnome-applets
Classification: Other
Component: trash applet
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-applets Maintainers
gnome-applets Maintainers
: 302536 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-03 17:34 UTC by Sebastien Bacher
Modified: 2020-11-06 19:57 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.21/2.22

Description Sebastien Bacher 2005-02-03 17:34:19 UTC
Not sure if that's a trashapplet or nautilus issue, but since the nautilus
bugzilla is bug flooded ...

This bug has been opened here:

"If you open a remote location in Nautilus, right-click on a file, and select
"delete", the file is removed, and the window is refreshed correctly.

However, if you drag a file from a remote location to the trash icon, the file
is removed but the window is not refreshed, so the file still appears in the
window (although it has well been removed)."
Comment 1 Michiel Sikkes 2005-03-18 19:58:53 UTC
As far as I can tell this is not caused by trashapplet. I don't know the exact
internals of nautilus, but I thought it is supposed to refresh on filesystem
change. Or is there a way to 'tell' nautilus/gnomevfs to reload?

If the above is not the case, this bug should be reassigned to nautilus.
Comment 2 Michiel Sikkes 2005-03-25 18:02:23 UTC
Reassigning to nautilus.
Comment 3 Marc Heckmann 2005-03-29 07:52:00 UTC
I can confirm this bug. It happens every time I drag an item to the trash applet
in the panel. The items are not removed from the desktop or the nautilus window. 

This is on Ubuntu hoary PPC. Gamin version 0.0.26 and nautilus 2.10/
Comment 4 Marc Heckmann 2005-03-30 07:06:03 UTC
ok, for me this turned out to be an issue with the inotify patch in my custom
built kernel. Using the stock ubuntu 2.6.11 kernel patched w/ inotify 0.19 I
have no problems.
Comment 5 Sebastien Bacher 2005-03-30 09:54:06 UTC
reassigning to trashappplet:

<alex>	well
<alex>	internally the move to trash is done as a move operation
<alex>	and all move operations that nautilus do are tracked, such that changes
introduced by them are made visible in the ui
<alex>	in the trash applet case all the trashing is done by the applet i think
<alex>	so, nautilus has no idea that some other process changed the ftp directory
<alex>	It would be cooler if the trash applet had a "delete" drop target
instead, and nautilus did the trashing.
<alex>	federico posted about that once
Comment 6 Lionel Dricot 2006-05-27 16:40:05 UTC
I confirm that this issue is still present.
Comment 7 Daniel Holbach 2006-06-02 10:20:24 UTC
New bug URL is:

Bumping version.
Comment 8 Danielle Madeley 2006-08-07 02:11:32 UTC
*** Bug 302536 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 André Klapper 2020-11-06 19:57:17 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports in Bugzilla which have not seen updates for many years.

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