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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Mar 25 12:05:28 UTC 2012

forwarded 665700 https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8597

On dim., 2012-03-25 at 11:40 +0200, Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> 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 
> configuration.

> 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?),

Exactly the opposite, if you read the help text. That means the columns
are expanded so the text is visible. So yes, that might means
overflowing the window.

>  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.

Yep, same here.
> 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.

Yes, something like.
> 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.

I don't have any opinion on this :)
> 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.

That's pretty not clear at all. Care to explain?

>  - I'm using Fluxbox as window manager, in case that matters (parenting, 
> resize notifications...).

I don't think so, it looks completely Thunar-internal.

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