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[Bug 1133477] Re: cut-n-paste move files got stuck forever


I encounter this bug on a regular basis because i often need to
copy/move a large amount of files (several hundreds or even thousands).
This is very annoying and should be fixed soon as copying/moving files
is a very basic operation of a file manager.

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  cut-n-paste move files got stuck forever

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Bug description:
  With Nautilus, I navigated to a folder that contained about 2,000 gif files.
  I selected all of them
  I cut with Ctrl+X
  I navigated to another folder
  I pasted with Ctrl+V

  => A popup window appeared saying "Preparing to move N files", and it got stuck there forever.
  Nautilus stopped responding. I waited half an hour, then I had to kill it.

  Actually some of the files were moved. Which is the worst thing that
  could happen.

  I tried again with the remaining files and it happened again!! It's

  I suspect it has to do with displaying the previews of a big number of
  files. Nautilus becomes completely unmanageable whenever you open
  folders with lots of files. Maximum priority should be given to the UI
  and actual operations; displaying of the previews should be done in
  the background and should never, ever slow down user operations the
  slightest bit. Seems pretty obvious.

  Also note that 2000 is not even that much. Actually it's very few

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: nautilus 1:3.5.90.really.3.4.2-0ubuntu4.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-25.38-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-25-generic i686
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
  Architecture: i386
  Date: Tue Feb 26 18:23:52 2013
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'1312x713+64+71'"
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'180'
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'start-with-status-bar' b'true'
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2010-06-23 (979 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2013-01-13 (44 days ago)

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