Re: Proposal for better DnD moving/copying (especially in browser-mode)

Am Donnerstag, den 28.07.2005, 13:47 +0200 schrieb Sven:
> > * DnD from the pathbar. As above, without the bookmark magic.

Dragging works IMHO, dropping isn't very challenging either but I'll
start working on it after bug 309844 [1] has been committed, since it
touches many codelines near those which are touched by the patch under

> > * Context menus for path/sidebar. I think I saw a bug about this
> > somewhere, but now I can't find it. Be able to open the regular
> > context menu, so that you can rename, delete, veiw properties, etc for
> > these folders.
Oh, I didn't even realize that people want to work on the sidebar. But
now that you bring it up, they can do this for the treeview - why
shouldn't they be able to do it for the sidebar? The patch under [1]
could easily be extended.

> I think dnd to a pathbar icon is useful, but features like dnd from the
> pathbar, renaming or moving there is not good.
> I would not want people to "work" with the pathbar icons.

They *will* want to do this, although you don't want them. Users don't
care what our rationale is. They just think: "Oh, there is a path
representing "/var/lib/my/dir", so let's rename "dir" to "foo", no
matter whether I'm looking at
"/var/lib/my/dir/foobar/deep/in/hierarchy". I'm sure they consider the
pathbar straightforward for operating on a whole hierarchy. Together
with the tree view they can work on all files above and below the viewed


Christian Neumair <chris gnome-de org>

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