Re: Possible solution to the spring loaded folders headache

FWIW, I have written something like this for GNOME 1, and I am in the
process of porting it to GNOME 2.  You can find the web site here:

Note that the web page is slightly out of date since the CVS version
(GNOME 1 still) has things like image thumbnails.  

Note that this is slightly different from your suggestion because the
directory tree is contained in an applet on the panel, not in the file
manager itself.  Still, it's very easy to use and I have (had?) a large
number of users.

On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 20:05, Gaute Lindkvist wrote:
> The patch from iain showed that this kind of feature is really difficult
> to be without as soon as you have seen it implemented.
> Because of this, the whole patent issue made me pretty sad, and I'm sure
> I'm not the only one.
> Just a few minutes ago, I thought about a possible solution that could
> provide the same kind of functionality without violating the patent
> (IANAL).
> What if you opened up a pretty regular GTK-menu instead of a new window.
> This menu could look very much like the standard foot menu, except it
> would contain the contents of the folder (only subfolders, not files)
> See mockup:
> This might not be ideal, but it should be reasonably easy to implement,
> and should work.
> Dropping the file on either the Media-folder itself or the open space
> (should not be THAT large) in the menu could drop the file in the Media
> folder instead of a sub folder.
> If this idea have already been mentioned I sorry for not seeing that post.
> Gaute
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