Re: Directories/Files

Sean Middleditch wrote:

> 3) Drives and networks.  OK, this belongs back in #1, but here's
> something else.  It's a pain to read the CD... first open /, scan
> through till you find /mnt, then find the right drive... Windows drive
> letters are weak in approach, but when selecting drives, its easy to
> find.  Perhaps a way to scan /etc/fstab and find all mount points that
> are of CDROM, floppy, ZIP, etc. format, and adding them to a special
> list, so in the file selection, you can just click on CD 1, Floppy 2,
> etc.  Something similar with the network drives would be useful too.

I still like the way the Amiga handles this sort of thing... you can
give any directory a label (e.g. "pictures"), and then access it using
that label in any situation where you'd normally have to type or select
the full pathname (e.g. "list pictures:*.jpg" to list all the jpegs in
your pictures directory).  

There are a few pre-defined system labels that point to the disks, ports
and other attached devices, and those along with any labels you define
yourself always appear in the standard file open/save dialogs, which
makes quick navigation to different disks and all your favourite
directories a breeze.


Calum Benson               Tel: +353 1 819 9771
Usability Engineer         Fax: +353 1 819 9078 
Sun Microsystems Ireland

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