Re: Dissolving Folders

On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Christian Gentle wrote:

> Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 17:20:12 +1000
> From: Christian Gentle <ikanashadows gmail com>
> To: gnome-devel-list gnome org
> Subject: Dissolving Folders
> I had a idea about directory browsing in Nautilus recently, where you
> could right click on a folder and choose the option "Dissolve" where the
> contents of that would dissolve or be transferred into the parent
> directory, but only for in a graphical sense (ie: not actually transferred).
> After the "Dissolve" has occurred, in the parent directory where the
> dissolved directory is found, right clicking on the background of window
> gives the options of "Resolve" (returning dissolved folders to their
> original state) or "Make Dissolve permnament" (where the files are
> actually transferred to the parent directory).
> I just thought it might be a good idea or at least a nice feature.

For what it is worth this behaviour is useful although I'm a little
skeptical of the proposed implementation which sounds complicated to use.
I achieved a similar result in Microsoft Windows by searching for all the
files in the current directory (by hitting Ctrl+F).  This gives a list of
the contents of the directory and subdirectories and when I'm done I close
the search or move back to a standard view.

Do more recent versions of Nautilus still not include a find/search tool?
(I'm using quite an old version of Nautilus.)

- Alan H.

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