[Thunar-dev] B1 weirdness

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Mon May 1 01:45:57 CEST 2006

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Roberto Pariset wrote:
>> Hi Benny,
> Hey Roberto,
>>>> I noticed that if I right-clic on Proprieties on the context menu of
>>>> a .desktop file and then select Launcher, the Proprieties windows
>>>> closes unexpectedly after a while, while Thunar is sill there working.
>>> Can you send me that .desktop file?
>> Sure. Thunar B1 .desktop is an example. I also noticed (but it requires
>> more testing) that clicking on another label (!Launcher) and then moving
>> to Launcher with cursors doesn't seem to make it crash. Maybe it's a gtk
>> problem?
> Only the dialog closes, right? This does not crash Thunar? Can you
> reproduce it with xfdesktop?

I can confirm the bug and Thunar indeed does not crash. The dialog just
closes unexpectedly. This doesn't seem to happen if I haven't got write
permissions to the .desktop file.

As described in bug #1701 (and #1702 I guess), in xfdesktop the dialog
doesn't close like it does in Thunar, but it produces (non-responsive)
duplicates of the icon when you open the Launcher tab and when you
fiddle with the widgets in it. I can confirm that no extra icons appear
if I navigate to the Launcher tab using the keyboard instead of the
mouse. However, using the down arrow or tab to focus one of the entry or
checkbutton widgets still triggers the bug.

I don't pretend to understand anything here, but wouldn't it be possible
that this was a side-effect (read: bug) of the way .desktop file icons
are named according to their Name field instead of the actual filename?
Maybe there's some part of the code that doesn't take this into account
properly? And maybe the difference in Thunar and xfdesktop behavior has
something to do with the way xfdesktop moves file icons around when they
are renamed. Or maybe I should just go to bed already...

>> Rob
> Benedikt

- Jari

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