Unable to move all selected files on desktop

Bug #1886322 reported by Veljko V
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons (Ubuntu)
In Progress
Sergio Costas
gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons-ng (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description


This bug started to happen like 1-2 months ago, and as I remember I didn't do any customizations like installing any external plugins and etc, but I have some stuff already like custom icons, shell, theme... but it worked normaly before.

What is happening is that when I select more than 1 file on desktop, no matter which file it is (folder, .txt, image.. anything), and when I try to move around desktop from one place to another, it will move only 1 file and not the rest. So, unable to move selected files on desktop (drag and drop using cursor's rectangle). Its simple issue, no need for video or screenshot.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: xorg 1:7.7+19ubuntu14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-40.44-generic 5.4.44
Uname: Linux 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64

ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.3
Architecture: amd64
BootLog: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/log/boot.log'
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: None
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sun Jul 5 14:18:03 2020
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: focal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP] [1002:6819] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: PC Partner Limited / Sapphire Technology Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP [174b:e221]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-03-24 (103 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" - Release amd64 (20191017)
MachineType: MSI MS-7693
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-40-generic root=UUID=20c309bc-2b22-43b0-938e-0761aa26cd13 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 10/31/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: V1.11
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 970A-G46 (MS-7693)
dmi.board.vendor: MSI
dmi.board.version: 2.0
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: MSI
dmi.chassis.version: 2.0
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrV1.11:bd10/31/2012:svnMSI:pnMS-7693:pvr2.0:rvnMSI:rn970A-G46(MS-7693):rvr2.0:cvnMSI:ct3:cvr2.0:
dmi.product.family: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.product.name: MS-7693
dmi.product.sku: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: 2.0
dmi.sys.vendor: MSI
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.101-2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 20.0.8-0ubuntu1~20.04.1
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 20.0.8-0ubuntu1~20.04.1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.20.8-2ubuntu2.1
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:19.1.0-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20200226-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.16-1

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Veljko V (veljkho) wrote :
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Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

I can confirm this issue.

Using ctrl-click to select multiple icons also results in only one being moved. The moved icon retains its selection and the other icons are de-selected.

affects: ubuntu → gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Can someone please report the issue to the developers?


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Veljko V (veljkho) wrote :
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Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Changed bug title to match that of the upstream bug report.

summary: - Unable to move files in bulk on desktop using rectangle
+ Unable to move all selected files on desktop
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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Sergio Costas (rastersoft-gmail) wrote :

Uploaded a patch. Test and review pending.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Sergio Costas (rastersoft-gmail)
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Luna Jernberg (bittinubuntu) wrote :

Hangs on Hirsute too :(
did try now

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Luna Jernberg (bittinubuntu) wrote :
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons-ng (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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Sergio Costas (rastersoft-gmail) wrote :

This should be already fixed. Can we close this?

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Sergio: It's already closed as regards ding. What's open is the original gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons package for Ubuntu 20.04.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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