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When I connect an external HardDrive to my computer and open it using Nautilus (for browsing files), clicking on the nautilus icon (which has an open window indicator) just open a new Nautilus window, instead of focusing on the HardDrive window.

Scrolling on the icon using the mouse-wheel does focus the right window.

It doesn't happen when the open window is of folder on the current computer.

What can I do to fix this?

Alternatively, how, when I open my harddrive for file browsing, can I show the window under the harddrive icon in the launcher rather under the Nautilus icon?

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closed as off-topic by Luis Alvarado Aug 12 '13 at 0:11

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This a known bug: #1170647 – edwin Jun 22 '13 at 17:40
Seems to me more like an unwanted feature. Hoped there's a way to turn it off via dconf-editor. – Gilad Naaman Jun 23 '13 at 5:22
No, it is a bug. You cannot "turn it off", unless it is fixed. – edwin Jun 23 '13 at 17:49