[Thunar-dev] Drag-And-Drop sidebar proposal

Ori Bernstein rand_chars at rogers.com
Thu Apr 28 04:44:27 CEST 2005

Thunar seems to have a proposed sidebar for accessing 'Favorites' and so on.

I propose to extend this sidebar to allow the acceptance of arbitrary drag-and-
drop file locations, allowing temporary storage for drag and drop between
folders, easing one of the biggest annoyances  I have with [navigational at
least] file browsing.

With a sidebar that accepts drag and drop for temporary file storage, a user
would be able to drag a file into the sidebar, change directories, and drop it
in a different directory.

I know what you're going to say - "but ctrl+c / ctrl+v" already does that!

No, not fully. It doesn't, for example, give a visual, at-a-glance inventory of
what files have been copied, or allow you to move multiple files around with
different destinations (ie: file A, B, and C are taken from directory X, and A
and B are moved to directory Y, while C is moved to directory Z)

I haven't really looked at the code [is the C code even released yet?], but it
seems to me that it should be relatively easy to do, and if I have time, I
might even have a go at implementing it.

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