nautilus rename file

Niran Babalola iamniran at
Fri Mar 4 15:18:28 UTC 2005

This has happened to me before and I think the problem was that the
contents of the directory were changing at the time, particularly
video. When video is being downloaded (legally, of course :) ),
nautilus-thumbnailer constantly updates the thumbnail, and that takes
the focus away from the renaming for some reason and sets the filename
to whatever you have typed so far. Sounds like a bug to me. My
solution was to move the file to a different directory, rename it,
then move it back.

- Niran

On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 18:11:21 +0900, toyfactory <toyfactory at> wrote:
> Recently when I right click and Rename the filename changes to edit mode
> for a second or two before reverting automatically before I have a
> chance to enter a new name.  I own the files and have rw permissions so
> I don't know why it's not letting me rename them.  I can rename them
> using the file Properties option just not when I click Rename.  Odd.
> Nick
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