Re: Testing & A Suggestion :)
- From: Alan <alan ufies org>
- To: John Summerfield <summer OS2 ami com au>
- Cc: gnome-gui-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Testing & A Suggestion :)
- Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:20:57 -0800 (PST)
On 23-Nov-2000 John Summerfield wrote:
> john erling blad aftenposten no said:
>> This is a real problem in many file managers. No one really cares how
>> they create new documents, they just add one more "Create foo-file"
>> element in some menu. I belive this should have a better solution.
> OS/2 has a templates folder. Templates are like other objects except they
> the "template" attribute.
> Users can open them customise them, so I could open an "IBM Works" document
> and set the page size to a4 and margins to my preferences and so on.
> Subsequently I could create an "IBM Works" document by grabbing the template
> and dragging it to the desktop or to another folder; the dragging process
> doesn't move it, it "tears off a copy."
> Most applications written for OS/2 (and some ported to OS/2) put templates in
> the folder for all their document types and for some other objects as well -
> for example, telnetpm because it's convenient to have separate telnet objects
> for each site one visits regularly, each with its own attribute information
> such as host, terminal emulation, terminal size.
This is an awsome idea! I'd completely forgotten about that from my OS/2 Warp
days :) How hard would it be to create a read-only type file/virtual file that
sits in a "new" menu or folder (editable of course, there is nothing I hate
more than in windows having to wait for ages when I right click and go to new
and have to wait for the 10,000 new types to load because every program I have
installed thinks that I will want to create a new document of it (ie: winzip I
only ever run when dbl clicking on a .zip file, never when right clicking on a
file (this is me anyway))).
Something like this is almost already integrated into the gnomecc mimetypes
capplet. Just create a flag for "visible" or something like that, and a
virtual file entry in the new folder appears, which starts up the program, just
as double clicking a file on the desktop or in gmc starts up the editor/viewer
associated with the mimetype does.
Alan Bailward -=><=- <alan ufies org> -=><=-http://arcterex.net
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