Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Copy/paste into Nautilus

Hi. I submitted a patch on the bugtracker, where I implemented the following things:
	* Paste into nautilus will copy the files.
	* Paste into a text context will paste a list of file pathnames.
	* We also populate the X PRIMARY clipboard with the list of
	  pathnames.  (I thought pathnames would be a little more natural
	  than uris.  However, if the RhythmDBEntry doesn't have a normal
	  file path, it'll paste the uri anyway).
	* Paste into a uri-list context will paste a list of uris.

Tell me what you think.


On Tue, 19 Oct 2010, Bastien Nocera wrote:

On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 08:02 -0400, Ryan Hughes wrote:
Hi.  So, we are able to select songs from the rhythmbox interface and drag
them into a nautilus window and it will copy the files there.

But I would like the ability to select songs from the rhythmbox interface
and click "copy" and then go to the nautilus interface and click "paste".

I've always thought this would be useful, because I like to keep rhythmbox
maximized, but I just recently used the "Ubuntu Netbook Remix" where the
windows are always maximized.  There's no way to drag from one window to
another because there's no way to make both windows visible.  In this
context, having copy/paste functionality is the only way to copy files
from Rhythmbox.  The only way I could copy those files was to view the
Properties and find the file paths of the individual files.

Should I open a bug about this?

Copy should probably populate the clipboard/XSelection with a list of
URIs for the files selected. Right now, all that is handled internally.

Feel free to file a bug

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