[Thunar-dev] Replied about paths and typing text

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Wed Apr 13 10:58:43 CEST 2005

On Wed, Apr 13, 2005 at 01:35:00AM -0700, Joe Crawford wrote:

> > 
> > I would switch between buttons and text very often. It's great feature
> > to let me copy/paste the path from/to command line tools.
> > 
> > Many users will love this.
> > 
> Yes!!! Yes!!!  Glad somebody understands!
> I do that all the time.... I also cut/paste the paths from good file
> browsers into other program's open dialogs when they have bad open
> UI's and make paths hard to reach (old gtk... ukkk).
> Its convenient.

Why would you not use the location bar permanently then? 

Anyway, selecting/copying an icon in the file manager should put the
path on the X PRIMARY clipboard to allow middle-click paste in a terminal, or
paste into another open dialog; you don't need a path text entry for that.

The need to switch very often indicates to me the design may be wrong.

Also, copying and pasting paths to terminals/whatever really doesn't sound
like the main function of a file manager to me. I don't think the target user
of thunar uses terminals very often.


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