Re: Spatial nautilus - fantastic - but what about the rest?

John (J5) Palmieri wrote:

Currently the browse mode for saving seems fine in the respect that one
usually wants to save to the same directories most of the time.  What
would be a better solution to make you happy while keeping the browse
mode (which actually isn't browsing unless you open the browse tree) is
to always have the file type icon and allow it to be dragged into a
nautilus window.  Right now drag and drop just works for opening files.
There is a specification for handling drag saving at:

I'm not sure if anything other than the ROX desktop uses this.

Implementing that spec would require changes to both the file manager and applications. The file save dialog would need to be able to tell the application to save the document, and find out whether it was successful or not. This differs from the existing API where the app pops up the save dialog, waits for the user to select the file and then gets the filename from the dialog.

Also, the file selector would need to be able to get access to the saved document as a memory buffer in order to handle step (3) of the walk-through in the specification.


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