I have 2 laptops running Elementary Juno.

On one laptop, I have all the latest updates. When I select a few files/folders and hover over them, I cannot see a toast message which says how many items are selected and what is their size.

On the other laptop with is not updated, I can see the toast.

Please let me know if there is a way to get the toast back.

  • I have the latest updates and everything is fine with those messages. Try to reboot your computer and check again to see if the problem you have is just temporary.
    – Bo rislav
    Oct 5, 2019 at 14:40
  • The number of selected items is only showing in Icon View for me. The info overlay is intentionally suppressed in List View to avoid obscuring information I suppose. In Column View it should work but there seems to be a regression - it is only showing info for the hovered file even if several are selected. Not sure when that started happening, Oct 6, 2019 at 10:03
  • @JeremyWootten I was using list view. I can confirm that I can see the toast in the icon view. It would be great to see that in the list view as well. Thanks. Oct 7, 2019 at 8:59

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There is nothing you can do to get the overlay in List view at the moment - you need to switch to Icon View. I have raise this issue: https://github.com/elementary/files/issues/1060

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