[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#665700: thunar scrolls erratically when hover-selecting files

Ulrich Eckhardt doomster at knuut.de
Sun Mar 25 09:40:08 UTC 2012

Package: thunar
Version: 1.2.3-3

There are two observations which are related, I guess. I'm using the detailed 
list view (Control-2). The columns displayed are "Name", "Date Modified", 
"Size". I have checked "Automatically expand columns as needed" in the 

Case I: Here, the size of the "Name" column is less than the width of the 
window, but the other two columns exceed the width (just wondering, doesn't 
that already contradict the settings?), so that a scroll bar is visible at the 
bottom. When I scroll right, and hover-select a file (different or same as 
before), the scrollbar is reset to the leftmost position.

Case II: Here, the size of the "Name" column already exceeds the width of the 
window. If I change the selected file by hovering the mouse over it, the 
position is scrolled horizontally, alternating between the leftmost and a 
middle position. The middle position is so that the rightmost part of the 
"Name" column is aligned to the right border of the window.

How Thunar should behave: It shouldn't scroll horizontally at all. If I look 
at a column and select files there, it shouldn't scroll away from the column.

Further notes:
 - I'm not sure if the auto-expand code behaves correctly when there simply 
isn't enough space.
 - I'm not sure if the auto-expand code works at all. I have seen it change 
layout sometimes, but I couldn't find a rule to it.
 - I'm using Fluxbox as window manager, in case that matters (parenting, 
resize notifications...).

Thanks for maintaining this software, btw!


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages thunar depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils  0.18-1
ii  exo-utils           0.6.2-4
ii  libatk1.0-0         2.2.0-2
ii  libc6               2.13-27
ii  libcairo2           1.10.2-7
ii  libdbus-1-3         1.4.18-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2    0.98-1
ii  libexo-1-0          0.6.2-4
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.24.1-1
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.30.2-6
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-1
ii  libgudev-1.0-0      175-3.1
ii  libice6             2:1.0.7-2
ii  libnotify4          0.7.4-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.29.4-3
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.0-2
ii  libthunarx-2-0      1.2.3-3
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0      4.8.1-1
ii  libxfce4util4       4.8.2-1
ii  shared-mime-info    0.90-1
ii  thunar-data         1.2.3-3

Versions of packages thunar recommends:
pn  dbus-x11        1.4.18-1
pn  gvfs            1.10.1-2+b1
pn  libfontconfig1  2.8.0-3.1
pn  libfreetype6    2.4.8-1
pn  thunar-volman   0.6.0-4+b1
pn  tumbler         0.1.23-1
pn  xdg-user-dirs   0.14-1
pn  xfce4-panel     <none>

Versions of packages thunar suggests:
ii  thunar-archive-plugin     0.3.0-4
ii  thunar-media-tags-plugin  0.2.0-1

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