Re: Nautilus usability and nit-picks
- From: Brent Fox <bfox redhat com>
- To: Christian Rose <menthos menthos com>
- Cc: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>, nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Nautilus usability and nit-picks
- Date: 01 Oct 2002 15:48:43 -0400
On Sat, 2002-09-21 at 10:51, Christian Rose wrote:
> ons 2002-09-18 klockan 19.17 skrev Brent Fox:
> > > > > Lastly, but thats just a nit-pick, it seems odd that the menu reads 'Cut
> > > > > File' (or files with multiple selected) instead of just 'Cut'. First of
> > > > > all a user might not have a 'file' reference.. its his 'document' right?
> > > > > Secondly, it's different from that i'm used to (in windows, etc you
> > > > > always 'cut' whatever you selected.. be it text, files or whatever).
> > > > > Lastly it gets to be confusing when i select folders and files.. cut
> > > > > files.. does that include the folders i selected?! I apreciate the
> > > > > 'wordy user friendlyness' attempted, but it has only served to confuse
> > > > > me in that case)
> > > >
> > > > It might not always be a document, so perhaps changing these strings would
> > > > be good (in 2.1.x!).
> > >
> > > The ui-review recommended just having Cut, Copy and Paste rather than
> > > appending the object type (especially as it was showing the wrong object
> > > type in at least one place, IIRC)... dunno why that change didn't get
> > > made.
> > What's in HEAD still says "Cut File", "Copy File" and "Paste Files".
> > I've created a patch to make the Edit menu just say, "Cut", "Copy" and
> > "Paste".
> Just out of curiosity, has this patch been approved or committed in the
> mean time, or attached to a bug report in GNOME bugzilla?
Sorry, I've been on vacation for a while. No, the patch hasn't been
approved or committed. Alex said that the patch wouldn't work because
it's possible for the user to select a file and then select some text in
the Notes panel, and you need the string in the Edit menu to tell you
what you have selected is a "File" and not a string.
In my opinion, having two things selected in the same window is a bug.
It should not be possible for the user to have a file/directory
highlighted and have text in the Notes window be highlighted at the same
time. I will file a bug on this.
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