Re: [PATCH] Open folder in icon view when hovering for more than 0.5 s

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 19:25 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> Alexander Larsson schrieb:
> >On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 11:34 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>The attached patch was also attached to bug 44001 [1] which demands for
> >>spring-loaded folders. Since there is not yet a clear patent policy, I
> >>think it's safe to get this non-patent infridging partial implementation
> >>into Nautilus, which opens folders in the icon view that are hovered for
> >>more than 500 ms. To my understanding, the essence of the spring-loaded
> >>folder patent is the auto popdown.
> >>
> >>[1]
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I'm not sure this is not infringing still, and I'd like to talk to a
> >lawyer about it.
> >
> We do the same for the list view - just like the Windows Explorer.

You mean the expanding of the row on hover? That is not really quite the
same though. The patent is all about opening windows, so expanding seems
clearly different.

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