Dropdown menu is stuck

When I click on a file, such as picture, it opens the dropdown menu but then it get stuck. When i release the the pic, the menu dissapears.
I cannot select any of the options in the dropdown menu

So using the dropdown to [for instance] to delete a pic , is not possible.

Librem 5 Europe - Evergreen

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Same issue here. What I have found as a work around is…
–Items in list view because in this view, I can single press to select something without it trying to open.
–Select ‘Terminal’ keyboard. (world looking key, left of space bar).
–use keyboard shortcuts for common functions such as moving around, copy, paste, delete, etc.
I do wonder if there is a bug report for this out there somewhere or perhaps we have not found the secret sequence to be able to use the drop down menu.

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Going through photo’s is awesome with the on screen keyboard. Right and left arrow keys to go through pictures. Then just press delete if you want it gone.

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thanks for the reply. is a work around but it doesnt solve the real problem [the menu is not working properly]

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I think the real problem is well known and will eventually get fixed.

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Have also had this problem (Europe, received my Evergreen yesterday) Thanks adamd for the tip - it works, although I had to find the ‘delete’ etc keys which were shown when I pressed the >_key. That seems to come up (sometimes?) on the keyboard when photos are in list view, without going into terminal.

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Almost one year after, and the problem continues. Also the issues with screen sizing isnt fixed. So i switched the phone off again, and try again 6 months from now. Quite disappointing that such basic functions still dont work. If even the most basic user interface functions dont work properly, the phone will never reach it’s objective. Customer experience should be key. Unfortenately, Purism hasnt figured that out yet. It will cost them dearly in time. Continue to ask for additional investors and investments will not help. Without proper customer interaction and experience, it will be a dead horse.

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2 years after. still not fixed. so i really question whether some one is looking into it. cant find anything else on it.

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Please forgive me my question, I seldom use GUI for file access/deletion/move, more the terminal and ssh. About which app this complain here is?

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GNOME Files/Nautilus, dropdown menu issue is resolved in Crimson and Dawn.

I’ve never used this app…

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Screenshots:

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There are newer versions of that application on newer Debian which means PureOS Crimson in our case. Hopefully its here in some month and you will automatically have it after upgrading your system. FrankyFlawless made these screenshots from his unstable Crimson.

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Gnome files works fine on mobian trixie too.

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I will exe updates and see if it resolves in my version

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Crimson stable is not released yet, so full-upgrade will not work right now. I’m just saying that the app itself is developed further, but that does not mean it is available via apt update on PureOS Byzantium.

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curious if you compiled the newest nautilus on byzantium if the issue also could be fixed? but knowing linux debian .deb packaging it typically blocks users from compiling on older system due to dependency issues, i wish .deb packages could be compiled with packages in ranges of allowed versions and supporting at least last two os releases, that would resolve a lot of that issue with chasing the latest packages that then cant be installed because they too have dependency issues - its almost like dependencies are the enemy and waste huge amounts of linux maintainers time

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The Dependency hell wikipedia page was created in 2004.

that still doesnt work on my side. after update entire phone
If I click on an image, it does show the dropdown for a sec and then disappears the moment I release the image. which is still the same problem. so I cant select ‘open with imageviewer’

ps: i have byzantium. 64 bits. gnoem 3.38.5