Re: [Nautilus-list] cut/copy/paste
- From: Ross Burton <r burton 180sw com>
- To: nautilus-list lists eazel com
- Subject: Re: [Nautilus-list] cut/copy/paste
- Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:14:00 +0000
Ali Abdin wrote:
> * Jon Allen (joncallen hotmail com) wrote at 12:54 on 10/11/00:
>> Ben Ford wrote:
>>> Why not add a container to the panel on the left (sorry don't know
>>> it's called) where files would go while in limbo. You could
>>> files to the container or right-click -> cut/copy. This >would
>>> multidimensional cut+paste history, it wouldn't have to >be linear.
>>> Perhaps the default when you did a right-click -> cut, >right-click ->
>>> paste would be linear, but you could also open the >clipboard
>>> drag files/text fragments/images/etc out of
>> A good example of similar functionality is in M$office2k - Word has a
>> 'Clipboard' toolbar, which accepts multiple cuts/copies/etc, which
>> then choose to paste from. This can be very useful.
> I think the Eazel folks expressed their dislike for the "clipboard"
> cutting/copying/pasting files.
> What would be better though is if we have a 'File SideBar' which is
> place where you can "move" or "copy' files into (temporarily), and
> can then move them out of (you could also have keyboard bindings
(Move to File
> SideBar, Copy to File SideBar, Move from File SideBar, (and maybe
even Copy From
> File SideBar).
I'd like that a lot. Could be very handy for organising a large
collection of files. This is an example of something I do often:
I have a folder called "Incoming" on my disk where I download programs
and documents. Every now and again I decide to clean it up, so I go
through it and delete everything which is not what I was after, then
move the rest of the files into the correct directory (i.e.
Win32/Programming, Linux/Internet, Documents/Specs/XSLT) by dragging and
dropping. If I had a File Sidebar I could move all of the files I wanted
to keep onto it, then go through each of my folders one by one, moving
into it relevant files from the sidebar.
Ross Burton Software Engineer
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