Re: [PATCH] Treat clicks in list view on other columns than sort column as background click

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 13:06 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> From bug 94618 (summary) [1]:
> "No way to get contextmenu for current folder in list view".
> I've decided against an empty row at the bottom because the solution
> proposed by me doesn't change the folder UI state (in contrast to
> scrolling), except for unselection of course.
> Proposed patch attached, which makes Nautilus treat all clicks to
> columns which don't act as sort column as clicks on the folder
> background.

I agree with Shaun: It's very confusing. I have many folders sorted by
size for example, and so I'd have to hit the small size column to make
it select a file. Plus there's no intuitive connection between the sort
column and it being the column to use for selections. If I didn't knew
how it works, it would have taken me several minutes to figure it out.
It might work for the name column though (like Explorer does it), I
guess people think of the name + icon as "the file". Perhaps we should
try that out in the 2.14 cycle and see if people get used to it.


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