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bug #62889: GUI browser pane doesn't refresh in case of a UNC path

Submitter:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted:  Thu 11 Aug 2022 05:46:45 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Microsoft Windows
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Fri 26 Aug 2022 09:49:31 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I can also confirm this with a local directory entered as UNC path in the file browser. The file browser's view uses QFileSystemModel which in turn uses QFileSystemWatcher in order to be recognized of changes in the file system. The latter is also used by the editor and here, file changes are recognized when the file is opened via UNC path and changed outside the editor. I am going to carry out some more tests to get more insight about possible causes of this issue.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Tue 23 Aug 2022 02:47:31 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I think my comment was added when savannah was having issues. cc'ing ttl since this may be gui specific.

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Mon 15 Aug 2022 07:17:58 PM UTC, comment #1: 

just experienced this same behavior when testing some changes in bug #62847. removed a file in a folder when navigating there by the UNC path, and didn't see the change until after navigating away and back again.  this was with the latest stable build (hg id: 820d2c802247).

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
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Thu 11 Aug 2022 05:46:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

With a UNC path in the GUI browser's pane directory box, deleting a file does not lead to a refresh of the directory contents. The file is correctly deleted however (visible only after going up a level and then returning tot he directory).

Moreover, right-clicking the deleted file again yields the same popup where one can choose to delete the file, over and over.

With drive letter paths the browser pane does refresh the directory contents listing.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
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