Re: [PATCH] Allow to get properties of open folder

On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 18:10 +0100, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 17:32, Dave Camp wrote:
> > I don't think I like the idea of the meaning of the properties window
> > changing based on whether or not there is a selection.
> FWIW I tend to agree, although I can appreciate the potential
> convenience... if nothing is selected, there is no "File" to get the
> "Properties" of, which is what the File->Properties menu item is really
> for.  (It's different with the context menu though-- right-clicking the
> window background rather than a file certainly infers that it's the
> enclosing folder's properties you want.)

To be honest I don't consider that selection count-based behavior
perfect as well. But when experimenting a bit around I've found out that
having multiple properties menuitems is confusing and irritated me more
than it helped. It revealed that naming confusion will happen
("Properties", "Self Properties") - both entries have the same icon and
very similar functions which forces you to double-check what you're
actually doing. We could have the selection properties item only
available in the context menu and use the file menu exclusively for
displaying the properties of the currently open folder - but oh well,
this could be a keynav problem if I want to display the properties of a
big amount of files by pressing Ctrl-S, selecting "*.ext" and pressing
Alt+Enter afterwards.
Sorry, I can't offer any solution. These are just some random


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