Re: File actions (was: Device icon action)
- From: Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>
- To: Joe Shaw <joeshaw novell com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: File actions (was: Device icon action)
- Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 16:13:46 -0500
On Tue, 2005-08-09 at 15:11 -0400, Joe Shaw wrote:
> We need a solution for describing actions other than "Open" for many
> file types. In Beagle, for files we want to have "Open" and also
> "Reveal in file manager" that would cause the file to be selected in a
> new Nautilus window. For media files, "Open" and "Enqueue." For IMs,
> open the log and also IM the individual. And so on... Right now we're
> hard coding a lot of these items, but that's not a tenable solution.
> We could perhaps overload the MIME system for this, but that makes me
> feel a little dirty. How do other people feel about the problem? Any
> other suggestions?
Ed is right; use the MIME actions for this.
You'll still need to special-case gaim log files, if gaim doesn't define
a MIME-type for them. You know you can special-case them because you
are hardcoding the gaim logs directory anyway :)
For media files: users won't know what "enqueue" means. Using "add to
play list" or something like that is probably better.
ObCurmudgeon: MC handled MIME actions just fine, back in 1999...
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