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Bug 154376 - Nautilus can't launch a slide-show of images
Summary: Nautilus can't launch a slide-show of images
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-11 08:20 UTC by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:27 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2009-04-19 03:11:55 UTC

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Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-11 08:20:16 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
There's no way to launch a slide-show of images from nautilus.

Nautilus should have a right-click menu option, on directories at least, and possibly also on a selected file (or list of files) to launch a slide-show e.g. using eog or gthumb.

With eog, there appears to be no way to actually launch a slide-show despite the docs indicating that there is.

Browsing around the file-system uses nautilus by default (e.g. double-clicking the "computer" icon on the desktop) so the fact gthumb can do slide-shows isn't really relevant, since you'd have to know to manually launch gthumb instead of nautilus.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open nautilus navigate to a directory containing images
2. Attempt to start a slide-show of images


Actual Results:  You can't - there's no menu-option/button/... to do this

Expected Results:  A right-click menu option, or toolbar button, or window menu option, or shortcut key to do this should exist.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-04-12 18:02:37 UTC
There is something called gthumb that will do this. I'm not quite sure why I
know about this program though...

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:06:52 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 3 Stephen Warren 2007-11-12 01:43:13 UTC
Bug still exists in F8. Despite the fact that numerous applications can do
slide-shows, there's no good way to launch one.

Note: you can right click, then do "open with", then select an image viewer
application, then induce that application to start a slide-show in the
appropriate way. However, this is not exactly good/simple/obvious for a computer
user as opposed to a developer.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 06:49:43 UTC
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Comment 5 Stephen Warren 2008-11-27 06:27:49 UTC
Bug still present; moving to rawhide.

[This is why bugs in old releases shouldn't be closed out just because the
release is old - doing nothing and ignoring bugs doesn't make them magically go
away or get fixed]

Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2009-03-10 04:04:18 UTC
It seems pretty obvious that nothing is going to happen with this feature request here. I recommend taking it upstream to where you might find people who are interested in implementing this.

Comment 7 Alexander Larsson 2009-04-16 17:05:31 UTC
Yeah, this is not a good place for feature requests, unless you like limiting the number of people that might want to implement your feature to those who read the fedora bugtracker.

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