Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: GNOME user environment brainstorming

Gediminas Paulauskas wrote:
> On 24 May 2001 23:31:51 -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> >
> > John Kodis <kodis jagunet com> writes:
> > > It's already possible to configure Nautilus to activate desktop icons
> > > on a single click.  I much prefer this because of its simplicity and
> > > because of its consistancy with panel icons, menu items, hyperlinks,
> > > and most everything else.
> > >
> > > Requiring a double click might be reasonable if there were some common
> > > action bound to a single click.  Lacking that, however, this default
> > > seems poorly choosen.
> > >
> >
> > The rationale for double is presumably that you can select
> > icons. e.g. I can select an icon, then shift-select others and perform
> > some operation on them. Or I can select then hit the shortcut for
> > Rename. etc.
> In Windows, it is possible. If you hold mouse pointer over an icon for
> some time (approx. half a second), it is selected. If you hold shift and
> hold over some other icon, the range is selected. So, instead of
> single-click, you just wait.
> It was not very convenient on windows, maybe because of bad timeout, or
> just because I like double-clicking.

In windows (also my goal in Nautilus,) I FileManage without using the
mouse most of the time ... and when I do I would like the system to
respond as quickly as it does when I use the keyboard.  No one ever
suggested pressing the [Return] key twice ;)~

The one thing I can do in windows that I can't figure out how to do in
Nautilus is open the context-menu with a quick keystroke...which, IMHO
is the main thing that stops me from using Nautilus 100% mouse-free.

Anyway, the point is thus :

	Can we have a way to ask Nautilus to open the context-menu for selected
item(s) with a keyboard shortcut?  If not the little windows key
(*WINK*) then perhaps something like [Ctrl + Enter] to open the context

[note : i did look in the User's Manual.  I found a very nice, very
useful and very well thought out list of keyboard shortcuts.  Using
these I can accomplish most of my file browsing tasks.  However, I like
things to be uniform, and since I use my "arrow keys" to page around in
Nautilus, I would like to be able to settle on a file / folder and page
around inside it's options.]

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