It seems it is impossible to easily change folder permissions in the 10.04 GUI. I wanted to move a folder and its contents to another usr and changed its permissions (and the enclosed files) but the GUI under 'Users and Groups' changing the folder ownership(user and group) and clicking 'apply to enclosed files' simply changes the permissions of the folder but not the enclosed files. As this folder contains hundreds of files, you would expect it to thake a minute or so to change the permissions of the enclosed files but nothing happens.
I know there is chmod in terminal but id the GUI is ther surely it should work? you can't easily navigate to different folders in terminal and look at their properties unless you can remember all of those folder paths.
Any relevant advice would be appreciated.