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

Am Mo, den 10.05.2004 um 20:06 Uhr +0200 schrieb Christian Neumair:
> 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
> considerations.

Can we have this revised now? I'd love to see this patch in Nautilus.


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