Re: the Nautilus context menu

Gediminas Paulauskas <menesis delfi lt> said:

> Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-11-13 at 13:46, John McCutchan wrote:
> > 
> >>This sounds like a great idea. Also to a non-computer user
> >>I think pickup and drop are better keywords then copy and paste.
> > 
> > 
> > Ew.  People know what Cut and Paste is.  Going to Pickup and Drop for
> > what is a Cut/Copy and Paste will only confuse users, even throughout
> > the rest of the desktop (i.e., Edit->Copy in menues).
> 'Drop' is the same word as in Drag and Drop. The Drop submenu is even 
> the same as the one you get when dropping an item while Alt is pressed.
> As you don't need to drag this way, only pickup remains. It is quite 
> easy to explain that drag'n'drop means "Pick up an item, then drag it, 
> and drop somewhere". Just as pickup is a prerequisite to drag, it is 
> skipped.
> I hear this way of dealing with items for the first time, and it 
> impresses me with simplicity and convenience of use. It offers you 
> "lazy" drag'n'drop as you don't need to hold mouse button pressed while 
> you search for target.
> -- 
> Gediminas

Just thought i'd chime in here. From a pure ui consistency perspective using
pickup and drop probably makes more sense for files. Ideally a user should be
able to cut and paste anything from the clipboard into any document. Obviously
this makes no sense for files. 


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