Re: [Usability] Pathbuttons-Field
- From: David Christian Berg <david sipsolutions net>
- To: usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability] Pathbuttons-Field
- Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 22:25:00 +0100
The concept is similar to what I suggested before with:
So: I like it! Not quite as much as mine :) because I like URIs
afterall, but hey...
Thanx for bringing this issue up again!
On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 17:41 +0100, Thorsten Wilms wrote:
> With the file dialog issues coming up again and again, I suddenly
> had this idea to combine a textfield with path-buttons:
> The file list below it should be filtered for the string as it's
> entered, or browser style autocompletion could be shown attached
> below the field.
> Entering / after the name of an existing dir would turn that part
> of the path into a button. "../" (maybe even "cd ../") could also
> Wildcards ... not discoverable, but no stumbling block and a
> blessing to those who do work on the console sometimes.
> Backspace would work like on characters, going one level up here.
> A / as first character entered might be a good way to allow
> input of full pathes.
> The upper version are just slightly narrower buttons in a slightly
> higher field. The lower version should remind of the / path
> I would like feedback and suggestions on possible next steps.
> Thorsten Wilms
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