Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#11310 assigned bug

Icons of files copied from another volume appear on desktop even if not copied there

Reported by: dsuden Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Tracker Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: degea@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


I've encountered this for a number of years. I'll be copying a big folder of files from another drive volume over to a volume I'm booted to. Even though I'm not copying the files to the desktop, icons representing those files appear on the desktop. After restarting Tracker, the icons disappear. I saw that again today with a very current Haiku PM build (47930).

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by anevilyak

Component: User InterfaceApplications/Tracker
Owner: changed from stippi to axeld

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by waddlesplash

I strongly suspect that this is another symptom of the underlying bug in #11122 (as that one has duplicate, unclickable entries appear as well), and as that crashes Tracker and is 100% reproducible I think we should investigate that first.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Giova84

I also see this behaviour while I install packages which make links on the Desktop. Restarting the Tracker solve the issue.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by ttcoder

Cc: degea@… added

Not impacted but subbing to show moral support to Dane :-].. Apparently this is the last important killjoy that prevents him from fully enjoying haiku-PM..

While waiting for someone to tackle this, next time this happens Dane could...

  • right-click the "ghost" icon and Get-Info
  • open a Terminal, type ll (maybe also listattr) and drag the ghost icon to it, to see what kind of notion Tracker has of that ghost file, and where Tracker believes it is located.
  • take a screenshot composite of the above and post it here.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by waddlesplash

@ttcoder: you can't right-click the ghosts, or highlight them, or "llsattr" them (they aren't there). #11122 probably describes a behavior similar enough that creates the ghosts but also inflicts a crash, so it's probably easier to debug.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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