Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#6072 new enhancement

Add list of currently open folders to "Copy to" and "Move to" context menus

Reported by: BeOSR Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: User Interface Version: R1/alpha2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


It would be helpful to have the option to move or copy files or directories to another open directory from the context menu. I often have lots of directories on several disks open on several desktops. Moving or copying files would be much facilitated if a list of open directories showed up in the "Copy to" context menu. At the same time, I don't much understand the point of the first entry in these context menus, namely "Current directory". What's the use of moving a file to the current directory, for it is already there? As to create a copy, a single drag and drop in the same directory is usually easier.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by tangobravo

"Current Directory" gives a nice way of navigating the hierarchy relative to the current folder, so is good for moving things into a subfolder, or even going current->parent->sibling.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by axeld

I usually have dozens of Tracker windows open, and that would clutter those menus to the point of making them unusable.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by BeOSR

I have the same experience, Axel: lots of Tracker windows open, from different disks and on different workspaces. What I mean, and I did not word it clearly enough, is to have an extra entry for Open folders, not show all the folders themselves in the first level of the context menu. This would sit with Current folder and Recent folders, and would only show the actually open folders when clicked.

So the context menu would be:
Move to > or Copy to >

Would show Current folder >
Open folders >
Recent folders >
Desktop >
Home >

Hope this clarifies the request.

(Posted with WebPositive on R1/Alpha 2)

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