[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#849823: xfdesktop4: can't click to select a folder with background images

Mike Kupfer mkupfer at alum.berkeley.edu
Sat Dec 31 17:12:02 UTC 2016

Package: xfdesktop4
Version: 4.12.3-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Suppose I want to use a background image that is in a different folder
than my current background image.  I bring up the Desktop Settings
window (right-click on the desktop), click on the Folder
chooser in the Background tab, then click "other...".  This brings up
a chooser, with a pathbar at the top.

The buttons in the pathbar work.  For example, if my current
background is in /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce, I can click on
"backgrounds" in the pathbar, and the chooser shows other folders in
/usr/share/backgrounds.  The problem is that these other folders are
grayed out; clicking on them has no effect.

Workaround: click on the icon in the upper left of the chooser.  This
creates a Location text field in the chooser window.  Type the path of
the desired folder there.

This might be the same as #822761, but I'm not sure, so I'm filing
this as a new bug.  Part of why I'm not sure is that I'm confused by
the title of the chooser.  It says "Select a File".  But is it really
used to select an image file, or is it just supposed to be used to
select a folder?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.8.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 depends on:
ii  exo-utils            0.10.7-1
ii  libc6                2.24-8
ii  libcairo2            1.14.8-1
ii  libdbus-1-3          1.10.14-1
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2     0.108-1
ii  libexo-1-0           0.10.7-1
ii  libgarcon-1-0        0.4.0-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.36.0-1
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.50.2-2
ii  libgtk2.0-0          2.24.31-1
ii  libnotify4           0.7.7-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.3-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.3-3
ii  libthunarx-2-0       1.6.10-4
ii  libwnck22            2.30.7-5.1
ii  libx11-6             2:1.6.4-2
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0       4.12.1-2
ii  libxfce4util7        4.12.1-3
ii  libxfconf-0-2        4.12.1-1
ii  xfdesktop4-data      4.12.3-3

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 recommends:
ii  dbus-x11 [dbus-session-bus]  1.10.14-1
ii  librsvg2-common              2.40.16-1
ii  tumbler                      0.1.31-2+b3
ii  xdg-user-dirs                0.15-2

Versions of packages xfdesktop4 suggests:
ii  menu  2.1.47

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