[Usability] Thoughts about the file chooser
- From: Maurizio Colucci <seguso forever tin it>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: [Usability] Thoughts about the file chooser
- Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 03:13:47 +0200
I was wondering: have you thought about replacing the whole file dialog
with a single "drag files here" widget, or some kind of file list where
you can drag the files to?
This could make sense if your priority is to offer a minimal interface,
with no duplication of functionality. And would solve the problem where
the application asks for a file, but you already have the file visible
in another file manager (be it nautilus or not).
If dragging is too difficult, Gnome could provide a "send to"
functionality (e.g. right-click file, the context menu opens, select
"send to window", a window list opens, select the file chooser window).
I implemented something like that in http://onefinger.sf.net.
Just I thought that occurred to me :-)
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