Re: Usability problem, and solution proposal

David Christian Berg wrote:

We provide a way of moving the window under the mouse to the top or the bottom. What about using the right mouse key for this. So a drag would work in the following way:

Start drag with holding left mouse button on the source file. Then you can click the right mouse button to move the source window to the bottom of the window stack. So you get a full view of the target window. In the same way you could use the right mouse button to bring the target window up if you see at least a part of it.

Combine this with the window list idea of Nathaniel... right click
enables the list (which should include desktop btw) instead of moving
the window down... thinking about it. Maybe if you could just drop a
file directly onto a nautilus window in the window list that would make
sense and serve the same purpose. it would also be more convinient for
other programs if you didn't have to wait until they pop up after a
while of hovering above the button.
Hmm .. I don´t like this idea too much. A window list is not spatial. So you loose the advantage that you know where on the screen your folders are. The taskbar already contains such a list so it is also a duplicate. What about using the right click while dragging over the taskbar to open the corresponding folder window without the delay? So we have the best of both suggestions.

We provide a kind of a visual clipboard. When you start the drag the clipboard appears at the right bottom of the screen. You can then drag the file to the clipboard and drop it there. Then you bring the target folder up and drag the file from the clipboard to the target folder.

What do you guys think about these suggestions. I think they could even both be implemented. If you want I can also draw some mockups.

well, ctrl+x ctrl+v is essentially the same and quite a bit faster.

I myself use this quite often but there are people who want to only use the mouse for this task.


Christian Schneider

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