When I right-click the Nautilus icon on my dock while at least one Nautilus window is already open, I can select "Documents" in the appearing menu. This should open another Nautilus window showing my ~/Documents folder, but instead, it causes all existing Nautilus windows to close. The same happens when I select "Downloads", "Music", "Pictures", or "Videos", but "New Window" works normally.

Screenshot of menu

If I open Nautilus from the command line and then do the things described above, I can see that it crashes with Segmentation fault (core dumped).
How can I fix this? Is this a known bug? I already tried reinstalling Nautilus and deleting ~/.nautilus, but it didn't help.


Apparently, Wayland was causing the problem. Now I'm using Xorg and the bug has disappeared.

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    Bug report here: bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1934579
    – tyknkd
    Jul 5, 2021 at 5:37
  • @koyakun Thank you for reporting this bug. But even if it gets fixed, I will still continue to use Xorg because Wayland causes a lot of other programs to crash/behave weirdly.
    – Tc14
    Jul 5, 2021 at 13:03
  • Understood. Would you mind confirming the bug though please?
    – tyknkd
    Jul 10, 2021 at 3:58
  • @koyakun I have confirmed that this bug affects me. Do I have to confirm something else?
    – Tc14
    Jul 10, 2021 at 22:15
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    @Carles Mateo Sorry, I already reinstalled my system and I am now using 20.04.
    – Tc14
    Nov 14, 2021 at 14:08


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