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Nautilus Improvements


Tie up some of the loose ends that were leftover after the nautilus design refresh work that has happened a while ago.


  • Name: Carlos Soriano
  • Email:
  • Release notes owner:
  • Product: Workstation
  • Responsible WG: Workstation WG

Current status

The nautilus actions branch has been merged upstream. The nautilus undo-delete notification work has been merged upstream. All of this is included in the 3.15.90 release.

Detailed Description

The nautilus code base will be cleaned up by porting it from the deprecated GtkAction APIs to GAction. As part of this, the view, gear and app menus will be updated to match the current designs. In addition, several long-standing annoyances will be addressed, such as the problematic floating statusbar, and the keyboard shortcut for deleting files.

Benefit to Fedora

A well-designed file manager with less annoyances makes the users of this application happy Fedora users.


  • Proposal owners:
    • Get the wip/gaction branch reviewed and merged (done)
    • Write a patch to change from Ctrl-Delete to Delete with an undo notification (bug, done)
    • Implement a different solution for the floating statusbar (deferred to the next release)
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

Run nautilus. Check that expected functionality is present in the menus. Check that all the functions in the menu work as expected.

User Experience

See the designs for the new menu layout.


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? no


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes