GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 172749
Right click on Places menu items should open context menu
Last modified: 2011-03-29 05:08:24 UTC
When you right click on a mounted volume in the places menu, you should see the
same menu as when you right click on this mounted volume on the desktop.
For now, right click behaviour is the same as left click, which is inconsistent.
It's also very boring to eject a CD if you don't display mounted volumes on the
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Yes, the right-click does something different than what is expected, which is
even worse than it doing nothing. I would take this further and allow the
right-click for other bookmarks in the menu (and DnD, if possible), i.e.
right-click the desktop bookmark and view it's properties, copy it, etc.
Created attachment 49913 [details]
theturner have proposed this mokup on Ubuntuforums (see
It's really a good idea and pretty cool :-)
Lionel: that's nice, but... wow... it totally breaks the way menus are working :-)
Right click menu is better.
Vincent : indeed, I don't want gnome to be another "start-menu-operating-system"
like others. ;-)
Right click is consistent enough
*** Bug 316302 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It may break the way menus work today, but it's very intuitiv. The context-
menu is not very discoverable. Also I've never seen context menues on menu-
lists. It's not consistent either.
This same problem affects all items in the Places menu...if you right click on one of those folders, thinking you'll get a context menu (since you get context menus in the Applications menu)...you'll be surprised. Renaming the bug since it's more general than the title hints.
*** Bug 329350 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This feature request could be extended to the recend document list :
"It would be great if one could get the normal Nautilus right-click menu when they right-click on a document in the "recent documents" list. I wanted to "open with" on one of them and was disappointed that it wasn't possible."
*** Bug 344447 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ubuntu bug about that: https://launchpad.net/products/gnome-panel/+bug/75244
*** Bug 345197 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 461504 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I also noticed the lack of RMB support in Places -> Recent Documents today. To me it would seem natural to be able to do the same things here as I could on the file in Nautilus. As it is now I can only "open" the found entries, not do delete, or rename or Open With. It would be really nice if this worked because Recent Documents is one handy way to find files you have been working with.
*** Bug 495232 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 115515 [details]
Nautilus sporting an eject icon next to the device name
Now that Nautilus has an eject icon next to the devices in the Places sidebar, it would make more sense than ever to have it on the Places menu too.
Created attachment 115517 [details]
By hovering the cursor or pressing the direction keys, you can highlight the device name. If you click or press enter, you open a nautilus window (same old behaviour).
Created attachment 115518 [details]
Then, if you press right or hover the cursor over the icon, it gets highlighted. if you click or press enter, the device gets unmounted.
Any thoughts on this?
*** Bug 585033 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Rightclic on Menuitems works and is implemented for "Applications" and "System".
1. Browse "Applications -> Accessories"
2. Rightclick on "Calculator"
3. A menu pops up, giving you a few options
It shouldn't be too hard to implement that for plugged devices in "Places"...
The problem I see is the duplication of this feature. You can unmount devices...
1. ...on the desktop by rightclicking the device icon.
2. ...in nautilus by rightclicking the device icon in the side pan
3. ...in nautilus by clicking the eject icon next to the device in the side pane
4. ...in nautilus /media/ by rightclicking on the device folder
And now you want enother way which would some it up to 5 ways (maybe there are even more), which is too much, I think. We should rather consider a way to display devices more intuitiv.
I could give this a try when I've got feedback from patch in  - context menu in recent menu. But I'd like to know what options should be available.
I've dropped context menus in applications menu anyway, since this breaks with GTK+ 3 and it was always a bit broken (not possible to have popup for items with a submenu)