Re: PATCH: Bug 82463

On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 17:28, bordoley msu edu wrote:

> Of course if we are treating folders as objects is seems silly to have more
> than one window open of the same directory...

I think it's unlikely that people would *keep* two windows open for the
same directory, but it's very handy if you need to copy/move files
between directories that have the same root but differ by two or more

E.g., to copy files from /a/b/c to /a/b/c/d/e, all you need to do is:

- navigate to /a/b/c
- open new window
- drill down to d/e in the new window
- copy/paste/drag stuff between the two windows

I'm only guessing, but that sort of thing, is probably going to be a
more common operation than moving stuff between /a/b/c and your home
directory.  (It's certainly the more common operation for me, anyway).


[1] Right now, in fact, you even have to this for directories that only
differ by one level if you're a keyboard-only user, because if you
select a folder and hit Paste, the files don't actually go into the
folder.  Duh  :)

CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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