Bug 18070 - plasma desktop when set to folder view keeps returning to desktop view
Summary: plasma desktop when set to folder view keeps returning to desktop view
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nicolas Lécureuil
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Keywords: 6dev1
Depends on:
Blocks: 17523
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Reported: 2016-03-26 01:20 CET by Barry Jackson
Modified: 2016-07-17 18:59 CEST (History)
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Description Barry Jackson 2016-03-26 01:20:36 CET
Description of problem:
I set the desktop to folder view and every day (not necessarily at reboot) I find that it has reverted to desktop view.
Re-setting to folder view I find all settings back at default.

I cannot as yet find a way to reliably reproduce this, other than just 'using' the machine.

I do use the same /home for a KDE4 Mageia 5 installation, and occasionally boot into that.
I will try to take note of whether this happens after having booted into Mga5, however I would expect that KDE4 and kf5 user settings would be stored separately.
I do use folder view in Mga5.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set desktop to folder view and set icon alignment to columns
2. Wait and see whether it remains after a day of log outs, reboots, updates etc.  
Marja Van Waes 2016-03-28 21:32:01 CEST

CC: (none) => marja11
Assignee: bugsquad => mageia

Rémi Verschelde 2016-03-30 14:46:51 CEST

Blocks: (none) => 17523

Comment 1 William Kenney 2016-04-09 18:42:04 CEST
Rather then opening a new bug I think what I can describe here is
basically the same fault as what Barry described.

Boot to the M6 Plasma desktop. That in either the Desktop or folder mode.
Drag a widget or two from the menu to the desktop. Put a xxxx.txt file
in Documents. Using Dolphin left button click on that xxxx.txt file.
The entire screen shifts to the left opening a new view. Whatever
was on the original screen appears to be lost and not recoverable.
Even a reboot won't bring it back. Basically you have to start all
over every time you open a file this way.

CC: (none) => wilcal.int
Whiteboard: (none) => 6dev1

Comment 2 William Kenney 2016-04-10 19:24:47 CEST
I am also going to add to this bug, and not start a new bug,
that during normal operation of Plasma you lose the background
image. And that kinda with almost anything you do. Even if
that image is in your /Pictures directory.


Copy any jpg image to /Pictures. Make that image your desktop image.
Log out then log in again. Using System Settings you have to
reassign that image to be your desktop background. Even things
like opening a .txt document with Kwrite loses the designated
desktop image.
Herman Viaene 2016-04-14 21:28:28 CEST

CC: (none) => herman.viaene

Comment 3 Barry Jackson 2016-04-14 21:55:09 CEST
I don't think what you describe is related to this bug report. I see nothing that I can relate to dolphin or moving files. 

This bug is only about the desktop view changing from 'Folder view' back to 'Desktop view' for no apparent reason.

I am now 90% sure that this is not related my common home folder as it has happened many times when Mga5 has not been booted.
Comment 4 William Kenney 2016-04-14 23:09:31 CEST
OK I'll open a separate bug for what I'm seeing.
Herman Viaene 2016-04-16 11:58:54 CEST

CC: herman.viaene => (none)

Marja Van Waes 2016-05-11 12:56:44 CEST

Keywords: (none) => 6dev1
Whiteboard: 6dev1 => (none)

Comment 5 Barry Jackson 2016-05-11 22:28:38 CEST
This seems resolved after recent updates so closing.

Resolution: (none) => WORKSFORME

Comment 6 William Kenney 2016-07-17 18:59:27 CEST
Latest isos ( 07/15/16 ) clearly have resolved this issue.

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