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[Bug 1301083] Re: Drag and Drop File Auto Opens Folders


How can this even be "importance low"? Doesn't anybody realize the huge
SECURITY RISK this bug involves?

You drag a file onto a folder, for just a fraction of a second more than
the time it takes for the folder to auto-open. Then you drop it, but
when you do, the folder has just opened and you have accidentally
dropped the file onto a subfolder within the folder. Unless you double
check, you may not realize where you have moved the file and you may
loose it forever. You may have moved it (without realizing) into a
subfolder that you will later delete, without knowing it contains a file
that you never intended to move into it.


We already know that Nautilus development has degenerated into complete
dementia, and that until it gets repleced with something else in Ubuntu,
it constantly needs patching to revert regressions like this one (which
are made on purpose, because of demential design). But an issue like
this should be considered high importance, if not critical, as it can
lead to DATA LOSS.

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  Drag and Drop File Auto Opens Folders

Status in “nautilus” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  When dragging and dropping a file, if the mouse hovers over a folder
  for a split second, the folder opens.

  This behaviour is quite jarring.  Whether or not you intended to drop
  into that folder, you may not have intended to open that folder.

  The hover time can't be set.  And the behaviour can't be disabled.

  It's a very significant usability issue for Ubuntu 13.10.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: nautilus 1:3.8.2-0ubuntu2.2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-18.32-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-18-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Apr  1 20:21:16 2014
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'1144x859+1331+77'"
   b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'140'
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-18 (14 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131017)
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no username)
  SourcePackage: nautilus
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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