Re: Nautilus usability and nit-picks

On Thu, 2002-08-22 at 14:24, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Rajit Singh">
> > Regardless of whether or not you decide to copy windows' choices or not,
> > why not add little graphical decals to the icons whilst they are attached
> > to the pointer (being dragged)?  This is something windows does that is
> > definitely useful... it appends a little '+' in a square to indicate if
> > the file will be copied, a little curved arrow if a shortcut'll be made
> > and nothing if it will be moved.
> > 
> > Means the decisions the file manager makes behind the scenes are less
> > opaque.
> Nautilus does this, but it's not entirely obvious on the move cursor. Copy
> adds a plus, move just shows an arrow.
> We really ought to have prettier cursors anyway, just to make stuff like
> this obvious.

I did patches to do that some time ago (urgh, over a year ago). I posted
to gtk-devel but didn't get any feedback.

I could update the patch for gtk2 if there's an interest.

/Bastien Nocera

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