Hi. After upgrading to 13.10, I couldn't help but notice some strange (and annoying) behaviour in File/Nautilus (3.8.2), and was wondering how to change/disable these. I'll outline the 2 main things that bug me, starting with the annoying "auto-refresh" which also affects drag & drop:
(1) Nautilus keeps refreshing/reloading the window after the most mundane of tasks, such as dragging a file from one open folder window to another. Before, for example, if I dragged a picture from my Downloads folder into a sub-folder of Pictures containing many images, it might take a second or two to draw the thumbnail for that image, but now the whole folder decides to reload, meaning it starts redrawing the thumbnails for all the pictures in the folder (which can take the better part of a minute, and will do that nearly every single time I drag a new file there).
(2a) Drag & drop of a file to a sub-folder of the current window results in Files opening the destination folder if I hover over it for more than half a second. Seriously, I have to be REALLY quick with the drop, as even a full second seems too long, and the window will open to the folder I am hovering on. Besides not wanting to end up in every folder I am dragging files into, as you can imagine it's really annoying accidentally ending up in surrounding folders simply because the dragging of a file took a couple of nanoseconds too long (I have to drag within the empty spaces between folders to avoid that!).
(2b) Previously, if I was to drag a file towards a folder in the same window, and that destination folder was out of view, I could hold that file near the top of the window, and it would scroll upwards until I reached the folder. Now, if I hold the file near the top, wishing for the window to scroll, it actually refreshes itself and then the very top of the window (ie: the first screen-load of folders) appears. This is really annoying if the desired folder was only a line or so out of view, as it means I end up at the top, then have to hold the file near the bottom so the window scrolls down.
So, any ideas how to disable these annoying auto-reload and drag & drop behaviours? (And please don't suggest using another file manager - I've already turned to Nemo, but would like to return Nautilus to how it was in 13.04).