Re: Patches improving tree view (multi-root and auto-follow)
- From: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- To: Jürg Billeter <j bitron ch>
- Cc: Nautilus <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Patches improving tree view (multi-root and auto-follow)
- Date: 11 Jun 2003 16:36:11 +0200
On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 16:23, Jürg Billeter wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 16:09, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 15:56, Jürg Billeter wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2003-06-11 at 14:05, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > > As roberto pointed out, this change pretty much forces you to use
> > > > multiple windows to copy files using drag-and-drop. That is a huge
> > > > change for the users that currently do that using the tree view.
> > >
> > > > The main use cases i see for the tree-view is:
> > > > a) quick browsing for a specific directory. select it and it loads in
> > > > the main view.
> > > > b) drag-destination for file copying. Position the tree in the right
> > > > place, navigate the view to the source directory and dnd the files.
> > > >
> > > > For both these operations the current behaviour is pretty much optimial.
> > > > What are the operation you want the tree-follows-view behaviour for?
> > > >
> > > > maybe:
> > > > c) copy files to the parent directory of the directory they're in now
> > > > d) get an idea of where in the tree the current directory is.
> > > >
> > > > Is there anything else? And is there a possible behaviour that allows
> > > > that operation but doesn't break the other?
> > > e) switch quicker between the current and an other directory while
> > > keeping the overview where in the tree both directories are
> > Hmm. I don't see what tree-follows-view gives you here. Could you give
> > an example?
> Imagine you have two directories which aren't that near in the tree (so
> not just a simple "up" or something like that away) and you need to
> change between this directories often (for example you have a project's
> source directory and a public_html folder or something like that).
> Without tree-follows-view you have to expand the corresponding nodes
> yourself of both directories yourself. With tree-follows-view you just
> change once to the other directory and both directories will be visible
> on the tree where you can switch between them relative quickly. Sure,
> you could use symlinks but perhaps you don't want it like that.
What about keeping the current selected dir when the view changes
location, but expand the location, while doing our best to not scroll
the old selected row off the screen?
That way you could get e, but still not break b.
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