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    Default File Dialogs Do Not See New Added Files

    This has been bugging me since I upgraded to 11.4.

    First I noticed that most of the time when a file is copied from an application (say, downloaded from Firefox) in to a directory that Konqueror does not show the new file until I hit "Reload".

    OK, I could live with that, annoying as it is. Why it can't recognize that a new file has been added to the directory since the last display refresh when I switch to that window I don't know, but fine, whatever.

    Then I installed Firefox 4.0 - and now frequently when I open the "Save As" file browse dialog, it doesn't see any of the files recently added either. I put in a complaint to Mozilla, but apparently only ONE other person on the planet has ever seen this happen. But it was never the case before, either in earlier Firefox or earlier openSUSE releases. I was always able to see the files I previously saved to that folder when saving a new one.

    And today it happened in Kaffeine which I don't remember ever seeing before. I opened the "Open File" dialog and it couldn't see a video file I had just downloaded. When I closed Kaffeine and then restarted it, it could see it.

    Is this something that has been ongoing or is it new? I can't find anything via Google Search to explain it. Is there some setting somewhere that needs to be tweaked? Is it a file system problem?

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    Default Re: File Dialogs Do Not See New Added Files

    It is a file system problem. I've had a bit of trouble recently with one user which I haven't been able to track down whereby Konqueror seems to be caching things more often; so if it reads the files from the cache, it won't see anything that has been placed in a folder since it stored the file list to the cache. None of the obvious changes to Konqueror's settings has resolved the problem so far.

    I haven't observed this with Kaffeine but that suggests it is a KDE problem rather than just a file manager problem.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: File Dialogs Do Not See New Added Files

    john hudson wrote:

    >
    > It is a file system problem. I've had a bit of trouble recently with one
    > user which I haven't been able to track down whereby Konqueror seems to
    > be caching things more often; so if it reads the files from the cache,
    > it won't see anything that has been placed in a folder since it stored
    > the file list to the cache. None of the obvious changes to Konqueror's
    > settings has resolved the problem so far.
    >
    > I haven't observed this with Kaffeine but that suggests it is a KDE
    > problem rather than just a file manager problem.


    I ran into this one last night - never noticed it before. I was cleaning up
    some directories and moving files around. Anyone filed a bug report on it
    yet?

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    Default Re: File Dialogs Do Not See New Added Files

    On 05/01/2011 10:06 AM, richardstevenhack wrote:
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    > Is this something that has been ongoing or is it new?


    i think the problems posted about in these two (at least) threads are
    related:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=458567
    http://tinyurl.com/3at9h33

    as far i can see in the forum postings, no one has mentioned logging a
    bug...(but, i've not searched bugzilla to see--if someone does search
    and then log a bug i hope they will mention it in this thread along with
    the bug number/URL..

    and, if they agree the above two threads are probably related, then
    reference those and this thread
    <http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=459055> in the bug report..

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