[Thunar-dev] Replied about paths and typing text

dannym dannym at xfce.org
Sat Apr 16 10:07:42 CEST 2005


Am Mittwoch, den 13.04.2005, 10:58 +0200 schrieb Jasper Huijsmans:
> 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.

Yes, indeed.

> 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.

Having people switch between file manager and terminal like crazy sounds
like exactly the thing to avoid actually (and to deliberately sabotage
too :->). Also, if there will be a "edit>copy" entry in thunar (please
not... but I mean IF), then you could select a file, go edit>copy, go to
terminal, paste there (for getting the path to the terminal).

And the other way around, getting a path from a terminal into thunar,
type "thunar <path>".

Note that the path format of the terminal and thunar are incompatible,
so what is the use of copying+pasting between thunar and terminal either
way ? (uri as opposed to unix path)

> 	Jasper


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