[..] item suggestions

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[..] item suggestions

#1 Post by Dreamer » 21.11.2010, 20:35

When focus is on [..] item and I press F2 to multi rename, all items are selected automatically and multi rename with all files and folders is opened. This is very useful feature. I suggest the same behavior for other actions...

EDIT: New options added.

When focus is on [..] item and use use the following keys/options:

F5 / Copy:
(o) Copy all subitems*
( ) Copy as folder**
( ) No action

F6 / Move:
(o) Move all subitems*
( ) Move as folder**
( ) No action

Del / Delete:
(o) Delete all subitems*
( ) Delete as folder**
( ) No action

* "all subitems" means that all folders and files in the current folder will be included
** "as folder" means that it would be processed as folder, perhaps not needed?

F2 / Rename:
(o ) Multi rename with all subitems
( ) Rename folder
( ) Edit path
( ) No action

Enter
(o) Go up one level
( ) Go to next subfolder***

Ctrl+Enter
( ) Go up one level
(o) Go to next subfolder***

Left click
(o) Go up one level
( ) Go to next subfolder***

Middle click
( ) Go up one level
(o) Go to next subfolder***

Right click
(o) Open context menu
( ) Go up one level
( ) Go to next subfolder***

*** it would go to next subfolder, you could browse many subfolders with a single click / Enter

Currently we have to:
- press Enter to enter the folder 1
- press Enter to go up
- down arrow key to focus next folder
- press Enter to enter folder 2

With the suggested option it would be
- press Enter/left click to enter folder 1
- press Enter/Ctrl+Enter/left click/middle click on [..] item to enter folder 2, 3, 4...

When using this option, we could still to up with Backspace (which is right above the Enter key), or "go up" address bar button with mouse.

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Re: [..] item behavior

#2 Post by clanman » 22.11.2010, 13:41

+1
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Re: [..] item behavior

#3 Post by Dreamer » 23.02.2020, 16:06

Topic moved from "FreeCommander (old version)" forum / unlocked and the suggestion was updated.

I think the current behavior for [..] and F2 is useful, so it could be useful for other actions too and it could save some time and clicks, for selecting all items 2 keys are needed (Ctrl + A).

If the folder would be deleted this way, view should be changed to up one level and focus next folder/item, so it would save another time/click, it could be useful when checking and deleting multiple folders and deleting empty.

EDIT: I added more suggestions, options, perhaps it looks too complex now, perhaps "process as folder" options and middle click are not needed, but some of these options could be useful, e.g. right click on [..] item is not often used, so it could be used to go to next subfolder.

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