Re: Feedback: Six Nautilus annoyances
- From: Daniel Brodie <daniel brodienet com>
- To: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- Cc: Eugenia Loli-Queru <eloli hotmail com>, Nautilus <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Feedback: Six Nautilus annoyances
- Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:20:23 -0500
On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 06:21, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 04:34, Eugenia Loli-Queru wrote:
> > 2. Almost all of the times, when I have two Nautilus windows open and I
> > right click on a file on the first window and tell it to "Copy", and then I
> > go to the other window to tell it to Paste it via the context menu, the
> > Paste option is greyed out. I have to *reload* the second nautilus window in
> > order to let it know that an item is ready for pasting. I find this behavior
> > very weak for a file manager, because cut/copy/paste is what it supposed to
> > be doing *well*.
> You don't actually need to reload the window to make the paste menu
> work, selecting a file is enough. But it is rather lame, yes.
> The underlying reason for this is a problem with X11. There is no way to
> get told when the owner of a selection changes, so we can't update the
> sensitivity of the paste menu. The fix for this is in the XFIXES X
> extension, but that hasn't ended up in a widely distributed Xserver yet.
> I added some code to cvs that makes it notice changes from inside
> nautilus, so the basic cut/paste cycle in nautilus should work better
> now. It can still be confused if other X clients modify the clipboard
Well, since the main problem should most of the time be copying and
pasting between nautilus windows, which are usually in the same process
anyway, can't there be a little hack so that for inter-nautilus
copy&paste it could notify about the other windows about it internally?
It might not be worth it, if there is a proper fix for it that should be
popular, but I just have no idea on the status of XFixes and so forth.
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