[Bug 69445] address buttons behavior

David Prieto frandavid100 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 08:12:25 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: nautilus


I've started using nautilus's non-spatial mode, after a long time using
spatial. I guess it really is more useful, but there's a feature I miss
from spatial and that's the way the folder button on the lower left
corner of the window behaved. This is the button I mean, in case you're
not following me:


It lets you drag it to move or copy the folder, or even delete it if you
move it to the trash and that is extremely handy.

I'd like non-spatial mode's address buttons behave that way. Those are
the buttons I mean:


proposed behavior:

-dragging the button moves the folder, if it has a custom icon a
thumbnail appears.

-holding the shift key copies the folder instead of moving it.

-dragging to the trash erases the folder. nautilus shows the parent
folder then (the window closes in spatial mode).

-dragging to a different location makes the address bar buttons change
automatically to match the new location.

-hitting the right button summons a menu just like spatial's: copy, cut,
send to trash...

-the same actions can be performed on higher or lower level folders, it
only depends on what address button you press.

I really think those changes would be for the best, so please take some
time to consider them.

** Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

address buttons behavior

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