Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Have a suggestion for "Everything"? Please post it here.
Post Reply
Stamimail
Posts: 692
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Post by Stamimail » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:32 pm

We can use the same dialog-box for all the three.

> Advanced Rename/Copy/Move

(radio buttons)
Display: ( ) Filenames ( ) FullPaths
Mode: ( ) Move ( ) Copy

Old filenames:
|
|
|

Old format: |
New format: |

New filenames:
|
|
|


1. When Rename, this dialog-box will be opened with this settings:
Display: (*) Filenames ( ) FullPaths
Mode: (*) Move ( ) Copy

2. When Move, this dialog-box will be opened with this settings:
Display: ( ) Filenames (*) FullPaths
Mode: (*) Move ( ) Copy

3. When Copy, this dialog-box will be opened with this settings:
Display: ( ) Filenames (*) FullPaths
Mode: () Move (*) Copy

4. need more support for Relative Paths, like:

\..\..\..\filename

Relative Paths not reflected correctly in

New filenames:
|
|
|

void
Site Admin
Posts: 4722
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Post by void » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:36 am

We can use the same dialog-box for all the three.
I'll consider it, I would assume that once the user has made the initial selection they would not want to change it.
4. need more support for Relative Paths, like:
\..\..\..\filename
Added to my TODO list, thanks for the suggestion.

Stamimail
Posts: 692
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Re: Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Post by Stamimail » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:17 am

I would assume that once the user has made the initial selection they would not want to change it.
What "the initial selection" means?
One time the user needs to Renmae (F2)
The second time the user needs to Copy or Move.

The same dialog-box it's better, because the user will be familiar with the same one dialog-box, and the user will be able to switch Rename/Copy/Move modes easily.

Another suggestion I've forgot to add:
Highlight the changes at the bottom box.
Highlight the changes (better with background color, for <space>) at the bottom box.

void
Site Admin
Posts: 4722
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:31 pm

Re: Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Post by void » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:42 am

What "the initial selection" means?
Once the user make the decision to rename/copy/move they will unlikely want to change it.
However, It does give the user a quick way to get to the advanced copy/move with a F2 key press. Making the change from rename to copy/move intentional.

Highlighting is a little tricky to do as the renamer dialog only uses standard text boxes with no formatting.
Using a rich text box would be too slow to update the highlighting when renaming many files.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Stamimail
Posts: 692
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:05 pm

Re: Rename and Copy/Move to folder

Post by Stamimail » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:39 am

Once the user make the decision to rename/copy/move they will unlikely want to change it.
However, It does give the user a quick way to get to the advanced copy/move with a F2 key press. Making the change from rename to copy/move intentional.
In MS Word, you use the same DIalog-Box and there are differents hotkeys:
Ctrl+F = Find
Ctrl+H = Find & Replace
Ctrl+G = GoTo

IMHO, F2 should be always Rename.
Other (customizable) hotkeys for the copy/move.

Post Reply