Sorry for the delayed reply.
The problem persists for 1.2.9.
I'm by no account a coder, so the following may be way off :-)
In the template file
the markup for listing the Docs in a group is provided.
That file is called e.g. by the function
display if the 'current_view' is 'list'
in the file
The 'current_view' for groups is set in the same file by the function
The 'list' view is set if the
bp->action_variables is empty
I went to BP Codex
From the action_variables there it seems that the 'list' should be shown when
docs == $bp->action_variables
since the URL for the Docs view in a group is
Futhermore, some of my users make good use of nested groups with the plugin BP Groups Hierarchy
In this case the URL will be
If this is way off then please disregard.
Will continue to investigate.