Re: "Open containing folder" for all apps
- From: Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net>
- To: Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan club fr>
- Cc: Akshay Gupta <kitallis gmail com>, Federico Mena Quintero <federico ximian com>, desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: "Open containing folder" for all apps
- Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 12:33:16 +0100
On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 22:58 +0200, Milan Bouchet-Valat wrote:
> Le mardi 10 mai 2011 à 19:13 +0100, Bastien Nocera a écrit :
> > > So, what do you think? The patches for apps should be pretty small, and
> > > they really provide much better circulation within your files.
> > And applications that can "send out" files, could also add a little menu
> > item to send it out using nautilus-sendto (the API there being
> > "nautilus-sendto filename"). Evolution, Totem, Rhythmbox and a number of
> > others allow you to do that.
> Couldn't there be a common menu in the Shell that would work like the
> application menu, but for documents? I think it would be a real benefit
> to know that in every app you use, you're able to perform common actions
> on the opened file, without thinking "where's that button/menu again?
> what app am I using?".
> As a rough sketch, we have three items, the two latter being menus:
> [Activities] [Application name:] [Document name]
> The Document menu would only be shown when the current window exports
> some hint about the document it's currently editing, e.g. by a X
> property on the window, which would be made easy via a simple GTK+
> function. (AFAIK Zeitgeit wouldn't work because it doesn't know about
> the window, only about the application, which is needed for
> multi-instance apps.)
> Does that sound completely mad? ;-)
The shell menu is per-application. And that's not where the document
lives. I think that such functionality should live next to the "Save"
menu items because that's where you'd look.
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