[Thunar-dev] ctrl-L can "/" can both be used

nick rapp ndrapp at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 05:02:48 CEST 2005

Jasper Huijsmans wrote:

> Joe Crawford wrote:
>> Hmm... because of international keyboards, it would seem some people
>> prefer ctrl-l to backslash. I would suggest to make it easiest for
>> people coming from rox and nautilus, ctrl-l and "/" should both access
>> the text entry field. I do not believe they should act differently
>> however, as users would feel put out when they wanted to use the
>> method that didn't agree with their hotkey preference..
> Agreed.
>> I think the first push of "/" or ctrl+L should bring up the path input
>> with all text selected. If you push "/" again it would replace the
>> text and of course you'd be specifying a root path. If you typed
>> something else however, (or pushed the right arrow before typying,
>> thus adding to the path displayed) it would be sensibly be relative to
>> the current folder.
>> A big complaint about the ctrl+L method (or "/", any hotkey really) is
>> discoverability. That is why I recomment a toggle button beside the
>> path that goes from path buttons to text entry and back. What do
>> people think of that idea?
> Ok, I'll repeat here what I said on your bug report because not 
> everyone will read that.
> I really don't expect people to do this very often, switch between 
> text entry and buttons that is, so I don't believe there should be a 
> UI item in such a prominent place.
> Typing paths does not sound like something the interface of a 
> filemanager should be primarily designed for. At least not a basic 
> easy-to-use point-and-click filemanager that we are aiming for with 
> Thunar.

>     Jasper


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