Re: [Usability] Interacting with open folders
- From: Maurizio Colucci <seguso forever tin it>
- To: Gnome UI <usability gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Interacting with open folders
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 18:09:30 +0100
Christian Neumair wrote:
Am Donnerstag, den 10.02.2005, 14:52 +0100 schrieb Maurizio Colucci:
[Proposals for improving spatial folder window interaction]
I am not sure if this also allows to drag an open folder to another
We definitly need a drag handle for spatial windows somewhere.
If you can try to implement it, that would be welcome by everybody I
believe. However, I would not focus on dragging alone.
A couple of notes:
a Use whole statusbar as drag handle (is this sane/intuitive?)
This is not discoverable.
b Use menu in statusbar on the left as drag handle
c Middle-clicking background and moving starts drag
d Use menubar as drag handle
e Add special area to menubar on the right with a folder icon, use this
as drag handle
I'm not sure a folder icon would convey the meaning of "drag"...
f Have a folder icon at the edge of (always displayed) scrollbars as
drag handle (cp. gimp)
IMHO, the only way to make it discoverable is to insert a button
somewhere, named "drag this folder to...". Or at least an icon with a
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