Issues with Nautilus context menus

Gnome 43’s context menus are awful.

  1. I hate the items rearranging.
  2. I hate the fact that I have to use a scroll bar, because the menu goes beyond the screen.
  3. Sometimes menu options overlap awkwardly.
    Please fix this.
    In nautilus, there should be an option to choose default fields.

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that Manjaro develops the GNOME desktop environment. We do not.

We import those packages from Arch, but even Arch does not develop GNOME. The GNU Project does, and any design change requests regarding GNOME should be directed at them.


Please be so kind to report at the proper place on the internet where GNOME is coded/developed like the mod said :wink:


I know, but somehow you (Manjaro team) can participate in its development. Or suggest me an extension. Thanks anyway.

Before reporting anything upstream, please clarify for the benefit of this forum and for us:

  • you talk about native applications context menu or for Qt applications?
  • what items are rearranging and where?
  • what menu, or the menu of what - some application, arc menu extension?
  • Nautilus default fields for what? - grid view, list view or the side bar places?

Only List View has Columns you can define by right clicking on the column “field” and then going to Visible Columns


Then you chose/enable what interests you most

Without a proper description of what exactly you are looking for, or what you consider an issue, most likely it will trigger frustrations upstream and you will be shut down in seconds, and for us to communicate upstream we have to first understand what the issue is.

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Thanks, bogdancovaciu!

I know the Visible Columns option. In grid view, I wanted to set which fields by default and not in each folder to set that option.

" 1. I hate the fact that I have to use a scroll bar, because the menu goes beyond the screen." - Is this -

“Sometimes menu options overlap awkwardly.” - I mean this -

And, when the context menu was open, I was unable to do anything else, for example take a screenshot.

I can’t reproduce that. If the context menu is larger than the space remained under the cursor, the context menu will reveal above, never going under.
There was an older issue, as this could happen under wayland session, but got fixed quite some time ago

That happens on every DE. Once the cursor is triggering a context menu, you can’t do something else. On Gnome when the confirmation password pops-up, you can’t also do anything else. On KDE is possible, same on XFCE, but that on Gnome is by design and the advantage is that you could never type your password by mistake in “another place” by losing focus of the password-popup …

The glitch in the second photo looks like some glitches i have seen under the wayland session, that came and go randomly, but since i can’t actually rely on wayland for work, i keep using X11. So, can you confirm what session you are on?
Also, is your system fully updated, what does inxi -Fazy show?

I also use X11.

inxi -Fazy -

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  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 7.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 7.6/45.0 Wh (16.9%) volts: 15.9
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  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
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    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
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  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
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  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
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  Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel
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  Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
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  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
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Hmmm … both are screens with lower resolution than 1080p. Do you also use some scale factor? I think this would be worth reported upstream.

No, I don’t use any scale factor.