Re: [PATCH] Access location popup menu from pathbar

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 13:11 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 13.07.2005, 10:57 +0200 schrieb Alexander Larsson:
> > On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 15:39 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > > From bug 309844 [1]:
> > > 
> > > "In spatial nautilus, it is possible to access the currently displayed
> > > folder's right-click menu from the location button (lower left). From
> > > there you can act on the opened menu (cut/copy, open properties, etc).
> > > 
> > > It would be nice to be able to access the same menu directly from the
> > > path bar in a browser window."
> > > 
> > > Proposed patch attached. Note that its architecture theoretically allows
> > > that the gtk_toggle_button_get_active check in
> > > path_bar_button_pressed_callback is removed and a location menu is
> > > generated for all locations displayed in the pathbar - but we'd have to
> > > adapt nautilus_view_pop_up_location_context_menu to optionally take a
> > > location for which the menu should be generated.
> > > 
> > > [1]
> > 
> > I dunno. Its very strange that it only works for the current directory
> > button.
> Isn't it better than nothing at all? For now the most important thing is
> IMHO to be able to change the viewed containers' properties.

I don't think adding something that feels internally inconsistent is
good. Is it better than nothing? I dunno, but I think a non-internaly
inconsistent solution is much better, and quite doable. If we add one
solution now it will end up much harder to come with a right solution

For instance, if the containers properties is the most important thing,
adding it to the main menu seems much nicer. Its easily accessible and
findable. I think very very few people will actually find the context
menu for the path menu or pathbar button, so in essence you cannot claim
that it solved the problem "a way to bring up the containers

> > Anyway, I think its more important that dnd to the buttons work. I think
> > that is more likely to be discovered by users.
> You mean they should act as copy/link/move drag destinations?

Yes. Move to parent is not an uncommon operation.

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