Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#3296 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Review Tracker default actions move vs. copy

Reported by: rossi Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: #3171 Blocking:
Platform: All


Currently Tracker defaults to move files instead of copying files, when dragging files around.

Wouldn't it be a little bit less dangerous, if the default action is different depending on context (and I don't really feel good to say so, but as in most other systems). I.e. move within the same partion and copy across partitions?

Or at least, when actually dragging files to a removable target like an USB stick, the default action should be copy.

Additionally, if the current behavious is kept, at least an error should be posted if dragging away from an read-only volume, as there is no visual indication that a volume is read-only and files are also not deleted/moved. Anyhow, this error/warning should just be brought up once per copy action.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

This was already discussed at length on the mailing list (I unfortunately do not have an archive link for that one off the top of my head - if you subscribe to the haiku-svn list, it should be a discussion off hrev28731). The consensus was that it should indeed do a copy when going between volumes, but with an explicit indicator such as a cursor change. Unfortunately, no one's had the time to do this yet. As for the prompting problem, there is already an open enhancement ticket for this (#3171).

comment:2 by rossi, 12 years ago

I admit, I missed the ml discussion. Guess the ticket can be closed again, if it is already decided and the prompting issue is covered by a different ticket (should read all the tickets first, not just the summaries ;-)

comment:3 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

Blocked By: 3171 added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

No problem :)

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