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

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 04:47:11 CEST 2005

On 4/27/05, Ori Bernstein <rand_chars at rogers.com> wrote:
> 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

What you want is a drop stack, or the unreleased NeXT shelf.

It is quite useful, but I'm unconvinced that it fits the current
sidebar purpose. I personally always wanted to implement a shelf for
the panel, but it is for various reasons problematic.

> might even have a go at implementing it.
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