Re: Usability problem, and solution proposal
- From: Christian Schneider <c schneider scram de>
- To: paul hendrick <paul hendrick gmail com>
- Cc: nautilus-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Usability problem, and solution proposal
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 22:15:08 +0200
paul hendrick wrote:
I also think that drag and drop has to be improved. When I drag files to
copy or move them I alsways encounter the same problem. I first open the
destination folder. Then I open the source folder. At the start of the
drag the source folder is always on top and overlaps a big part of the
destination. I can of course move target and source folder first so
they are beneath each other but this goes against the spatial idea in my
opinion. The basic idea of spatial nautilus is that you position your
important folder windows at certain places so you can remember these
positions well. If you have to move them around all the time for
dragging this principle does not work anymore.
I've written up an idea for a bug in nautilus usabilty. the writeup is here:
i hope it's useful.
I have two solutions for the problem:
We provide a way of moving the window under the mouse to the top or the
bottom. What about using the right mouse key for this. So a drag would
work in the following way:
Start drag with holding left mouse button on the source file. Then you
can click the right mouse button to move the source window to the bottom
of the window stack. So you get a full view of the target window. In the
same way you could use the right mouse button to bring the target window
up if you see at least a part of it.
We provide a kind of a visual clipboard. When you start the drag the
clipboard appears at the right bottom of the screen. You can then drag
the file to the clipboard and drop it there. Then you bring the target
folder up and drag the file from the clipboard to the target folder.
What do you guys think about these suggestions. I think they could even
both be implemented. If you want I can also draw some mockups.
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