Occasionally, thunar becomes unresponsive and freezes when the files it is displaying are renamed by a shell user. During the state, it does not update, users cannot click on anything nor minimize, or maximize the thunar window. Attempting to close it initially does nothing but after 5-10 seconds, a window entitled, "Warning" opens stating, "This window might be busy and is not responding. Do you want to terminate the application?"
Clicking "yes" to that closes the unresponsive thunar.
Steps to reproduce:
Point thunar to some directory containing files and rename one of them from a shell. For me, this bug is not easily reproduced but does happen several time per week.
I can provide a test case now that causes the bug to reproduce 100% of the time:
1) Open a shell and run:
for i in 1 2 3 4 5; do touch 0$i.XXX.comment1.COMMENT2-YYY.log; done
2) Open thunar and navigate to $HOME/test ... you should see the 5 files we just created.
3) From the shell in step 1 run:
for i in .XXX .COMMENT2 .YYY; do rename "$i" "" *.log; done
On my system, this causes thunar to freeze as I described.
The patch by Viktor in bug#13481 seems to fix this.
Seems to be fixed by https://bugzilla.xfce.org/attachment.cgi?id=7074
@John That patch isn't in upstream yet, why is this mark as RESOLVED FIXED?
If anything, it should be mark as a dupe of bug#13481 (despite this being older) like bug#13500.
Per comment #4, reopen.
Released in Thunar 1.6.12.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 13481 ***